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Re: U.S. money is inaccessible to the blind

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From: Emma Duke-Williams
Date: Nov 30, 2006 1:50AM


I used to live in Papua New Guinea - which also got its notes from the
Australian mint. They were quite plasticy & had a clear window in them
- they seemed far more "technological" than the UK notes that I'd left
behind. I think that they wore better too. I can't remember any
braille on them though, but given what others have said, they'd
probably got accessiblity features on them.

Emma

On 11/29/06, Rob Unsworth < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, John Foliot wrote:
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> > Other countries also use Braille/tactile indicators on their currency,
> > including Malaysia:
> > [http://www.bnm.gov.my/index.php?ch=23&;pg=452&ac=22&security=1]
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> Malaysia get their banknotes from the leader in banknote technology.
> http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/currency.html
>
> Check the different shaped (dark patches) windows below the 10, 50 and on
> the left bottom of the $5 note, they are clear plastic windows each note
> has a different shaped window.
>
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