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AT&T Accessibility – Resources and Assistance for Our Customers with Disabilities

Being in touch with people that are in our lives is something a lot of us take for granted. If you or someone you know is deaf, hard of hearing, or has a speech disability, you can set up an AT&T Accessibility plan that's made for the way you communicate. Send more text messages, enjoy more video calling, and choose a plan that's right for you.

 

View AT&T’s Wireless Accessibility plans to see what works best for you or a family member! 

 

Accessibility Resources

Access your world with TTY-compatible phones, closed captioning, and much more:

If this information can help someone you know, please feel free to share it with them!

 

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Check out the article above to see what AT&T is doing to help those with disabilities! 

 

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I've been with AT&T Wireless since 1999 and until now, yall have been able to figure out anything, even if it took a couple tries.

I've spent the last *3 days* trying to help a blind friend update her card on file. She gets hacked a lot. Blind people are often targeted this way.

I'm without a car and in another town. Here's the upshot. 
AT&T Security and Accessibility fail: to update your card on file, you have to be able to see and read the pin number they send to your phone. 

There is no workaround. At all. Ever. They *require* functioning eyeballs on your phone screen. 

In the 4th hour, it turned out *my* phone number had been spoofed, so they wound up sending a temp pin to a hacker's phone.

They don't care about any other identifying info, *just* eyes on your screen. And they'll send a temporary pin to a spoofed line. 

As well as blocking the blind & dyscalculic, it also means your account can be captured by anyone who gets their hands on your phone for 10 minutes.

Double Security fail. 508 Compliance fail. ADA Accommodation fail. UI design fail. Just total fail, really. Fail, fail, fail.

Going by this, AT&T doesn't want money from the blind or reading impaired -- but will gladly take it from anyone who wants to steal *any* account-holder's financial identity.
 
Doesn't that strike you as a bit... um, short-sighted?

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5 months ago

Hello, @Isington. We understand how important it is for customers with disabilities to be able to manage their accounts and receive assistance when needed. We are here to help!

 

For specialized support, please reach out to our Disability and Aging Center, their number is 800.772.3140. Also, we do have other support options for people with disabilities

 

We hope this helps! If you have any other questions or concerns, reach back out to us. 

 

TT, AT&T Community Specialist

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AT&T Security and Accessibility fail: to update your card on file, you have to be able to see and read the pin number they send to your phone. 

There is no workaround

of course there is a work around, theres a setting in the phone that allows it to read out verbally the text and they can respond yo texts verbally its in the accessibility setting on the phone

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