Blind-friendly bank notes

A new Australian $20 bank note has been designed with three raised nodes to allow people with low vision or blindness to be able to recognise it with ease.

An official launch took place at Vision Australia prior to the new currency going into circulation from 9 October.

“These tactile features enable the 350,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision to now accurately and easily identify the cash they are handling, like the rest of the community, and that’s how it should be,” said Vision Australia government relations manager Chris Edwards.

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