The Breeze Vending Machine is a MARTA Breeze card
sales and reloading device installed in rail stations.
The information below may be helpful in familiarizing individuals,
who are blind or visually impaired, with the layout of
the machines. To request a copy of the following Orientation
in Braille, CD or Cassette please call 404-848-4037.
The viewing Screen
As you face the Breeze vending machine, the viewing screen,
made of glass, is at approximately four feet from the bottom
and towards the left side of the machine.
The Transaction Buttons
On the left of the screen, a little more than halfway
up, there are 5 raised letters “A” through “E” from
top to bottom in large print and Braille. The actual transaction
buttons are located to the left of the letters. On the
right side of the screen, there are 5 raised letters “F” through “J” from
top to bottom in large print and Braille. The transaction
buttons are located to the right of the letters.
The Cancel Button
Approximately 6 inches to the right of the “I” and “J” buttons
is the cancel button. Press that if you need to cancel
a transaction. The word “cancel” is written
in raised print and Braille above the button.
The Coin Slot
Above the word “cancel” is a round mirror
for sighted people to use to see if someone is approaching.
Approximately 4 inches to the right of the mirror is the
coin slot, which can be used for paying for Breeze cards
or tickets. To the immediate left of the coin slot is a
button to use for coin return. Below the coin slot is a
list in Braille of the different coins that may be used
in the machine. They are $1 coins, quarters, dimes, and
The Bank Card Area
Below the viewing screen, on the left side, is raised
print that says “Bank Card” in raised print
and “Credit/Debit” in Braille. The keypad,
to enter your PIN number, is in a recessed area immediately
below the raised print that says Bank Card. To the right
of the keypad is the credit and debit card slot. The machine
takes Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.
The card needs to be put in with the magnetic strip on
the upper right side.
Tap your Breeze Card
To the right of the credit and debit slot is a smooth
plastic blue circle that says “Breeze” in print.
This is where you tap your Breeze card when the machine
prompts you to do so. Above the circle it says “Tap
Card” in raised print and “tap here” in
The Bill Accepter
To the right of the smooth plastic blue circle that says “Breeze” is
the bill accepter. Bills should be laid flat and placed
in the slot either face-up or face-down. To the right of
the accepter in raised print and Braille, it states which
bill denominations the machine accepts. The accepter takes
one, five, ten and twenty dollar bills.
The Audio Button
On the left side of the machine, directly under the bank
card keypad is the word “Audio” in raised print
and Braille. Below the “A” in “Audio” is
the audio button. Push that and the machine will speak
the directions. To the right of the button is a headphone
jack that you may use if you choose.
Near the bottom of the machine, about two feet up from
the floor, in the center, is the product dispensing unit.
Above it in raised letters and Braille it says “Card/Change/Receipt.” This
is where you would retrieve your Breeze card, change or
receipt by pushing in the plastic flap covering the opening.