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Wells Fargo Accessibility
The United States Department of Justice is now taking claims from individuals with disabilities who believe that they have been discriminated against by Wells Fargo or Wachovia because of their disability. Claims must be filed by January 29, 2012. In this post you can find resources regarding the claims filing process, and learn more about the issues affecting people with visual impairments that may give rise to a claim. Under the settlement, individuals with disabilities may file claims for monetary payment based on Americans with Disabilities Act violations by Wells Fargo and Wachovia. The amount of payment each person can receive is not specified, but there is a total pot of up to 16 million dollars.
October 1, 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Talking ATM installed in the United States. From that first accessible ATM in 1999, there are now tens of thousands of Talking ATMs around the world. In this post, the first of several Talking ATM posts over the next two months, you can read about early Talking ATM history.
The Wells Fargo press release about its Spanish-speaking ATMs is one of several releases the bank issued as a result of its Talking ATM initiative. That initiative was the result of the agreement signed in 1999 as a result of the Structured Negotiations process.
The press release about Wells Fargo’s first Talking ATMs in Utah was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated using Structured Negotiations by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian on behalf of the Utah Council of the Blind and the Iowa Council of the Blind. The full Settlement Agreement, is posted in the Talking ATM Settlements Category.
The press release about Wells Fargo’s Talking ATMs in Iowa was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated using Structured Negotiations by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian on behalf of the Iowa Council of the United Blind and the Utah Council of the Blind. The full Settlement Agreement is posted in the Talking ATM Settlements Category.
This is the second agreement that Wells Fargo signed with the blind community about Talking ATMs as a result of Structured Negotiations. This agreement was negotiated by Lainey and Linda Dardarian on behalf of the Utah Council of the Blind and the Iowa Council of the Blind. Wells Fargo installed the first Talking ATMs in Iowa and Utah, and now has over 7,000 Talking ATMs throughout the United States.