I'm writing this just wondering if others are thinking the same. Just wanted others opinions. I hope all can speak freely without attacking.
As a blind individual, I very much welcome Apple Pay. To date, it is the most secure form of payment for the blind. A completely accessible way for us to shop.
How many of you have been frustrated with terminals in the store? They aren't always blind -friendly. When we need assistance, that undermines security. Any time we must rely on assistance from a clerk. Even when they just want to help, with no malicious intent. This always leaves personal data vulnerable,
Apple Pay corrects this and allows us more security. Our cards never leave our hands. Our fingerprint is all we need. Frustration free shopping.
Many merchants don't want Apple Pay. They back another option called CurrentC. It is to be released next year. It will connect to your bank account. Sorry, but I will connect nothing to my checking account. With this, it will use a QR code to process payment. It won't populate a unique, individual one time code like Apple Pay.
The company responsible for this technology is MCX. The companies who are part of this consortium have agreed to only except this payment. Some companies like Rite-Aid, and CVS took their terminals offline this weekend, to ensure Apple Pay will be denied.
MCX has many big merchants behind it. Walmart, Sears, Kmart, Target, Bed, Bath &Beyond to name a few.
In my opinion, this is an assault on the disability community. These companies might be completely oblivious to that fact. I would ask that you guys visit the MCX website, see for yourself the major companies who will deny you the use of Apple Pay. Which to date, is the most accessible, secure way we can shop independently.
I will personally be contacting these companies for myself. I have already located many of the CEO emails. I would be happy to provide the ones I have. I hope others consider your voices being heard.