Just listened to IPM and a story about making ATMs accessible.
I think good Web applications can lend themselves to accessibility. First off, for partially sighted persons, one can increase the size of the font. You can’t do that easily on typical cash dispensers!
Next familiariaty. One could be trained to use the ‘ATM Web application’ from home. And when the time comes, the person will know what options to select.
Web applications are much easier to maintain and easier to find developers and tools for. For example, why shouldn’t a banking application support every language?
I think I might write an ATM Web application prototype. If I wanted to take this idea even further I would get it running in a secure public Web platform like Webconverger and write a plugin to dispense the cash, with something like WebVM…