I love my ATM debit card. i just hand it to the cashier, enter my pin,
(provided it is low enough to reach) and that's it!
~Tamar Mag Raine
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Oakland Mayor's Commission on People with disabilities
> [Original Message]
> From: Deri James <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 1/26/2005 2:57:03 PM
> Subject: Re: Working with Money
> On Wednesday 26 Jan 2005 19:31, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > I need some help and advice from those of you who have fine motor
> > How do you handle picking up coins (or bills, for that matter, but
> > especially coins) to pay for something or get change?
> > My Ryan is learning second grade money math, which includes knowing the
> > least amount of coins to use to buy something and how much change you
> > receive. He can work this out like a whiz kid on worksheets and using
> > Dynavox. However, he has much trouble when it comes to doing it with
> > money. Typically, many children have trouble with that skill. As you
> > know, it gets even harder when your hands and fingers don't work the way
> > you want them to work!
> > Does anyone have any advice to help me accomodate the fine motor
> > Thanks so much,
> > Wanda
> Hi Wanda,
> I have problems with money (apart from not having enough!). Picking up
> the floor is hardest, so the aim is not to get it there!! Surfaces with an
> "edge" are Ok, slide the coin to the edge where my thumb is waiting (slow
> there's a lot of coins).
> I try to arrange to have the correct money in my hand before I go to the
> desk, this helps because you operate under no stress (i.e. you're not
> up a queue) so its easier. Also it impresses the cashier because you plonk
> down exactly the right amount, proving you are not just a pretty face!!
> I don't have such a problem with notes. I can get them out of the wallet
> (avoiding the moths!!) pretty good. When the cashier gives back change I
> to take the notes first and (once the notes are in the wallet) then hold
> hand open for the coins.
> However the best solution is Debit Cards, most retailers in the UK now use
> "chip & pin", they insert your card in a reader and you enter a 4 digit
> number - no signature.