Saying it wants to set a standard for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bank of America Corp. has made plans to blanket the country with “talking” automated teller machines for people with visual impairments.

The Charlotte, N.C., banking company says it will deploy as many as 2,500 of these machines, mainly in Florida and California, in the next few years. In a project already under way it is installing 15 talking ATMs in nine Florida cities: Cocoa Beach, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

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