New tactile bank notes let blind people get a feel for money

over 3 years ago

The new Australian $5 note features a small bump on both of the long sides to assist blind and partially sighted people. For many, this is one of the most significant changes in their lifetime, allowing them to fully participate in society without relying on others.

'The tactile feature will directly benefit about 360,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision' (SMH, 31 Aug 2016)

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