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New Australian $5 Bank Note Has Tactile Mark For Blind People - Assistive Technology Blog
The Reserve Bank of Australia has introduced a new $5 banknote that, among several new features, also has a tactile marking for people who are blind or have low vision. The tactile marking is on both of the longer sides of the note at the bottom, and consists of one bump to denote $5. Future banknotes will have two bumps for $10 note, three bumps for $20 and so on. This new feature will give 360,000 visually impaired Australians the ability to quickly differentiate between various denominations without having to depend on others or use of accessories or apps. This is helpful especially in busy establishments where there is a huge line for check out. Besides the tactile mark, the new $5 note also has a clear top to bottom window, rolling color effect, a flying Eastern Spinebill, a Federation Star, and a number 5 that reverses when the note is tilted. Source: SBS Note: A reader mentioned that Canada also has tactile bumps on its bank notes! In fact, they have had them for quite some time now. $5 has one six dot symbol, 10$ has two six dot symbols, $20 has 3, $50 has 4, and $100 has two [...]