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Show Us the Money: Updated Currency for the Visually Impaired

Beginning in 2019, the U.S. will introduce new currency that accommodates the visually impaired.Sometimes, the challenges of being blind can be summed up as simply and literally as making change for a buck.

For millions with print disabilities, American paper currency is inaccessible—unlike most foreign currency, which distinguishes denominations by size and color, even texture and smell, to ensure that error and confusion do not occur.

In 2008, a U.S. District Court held that American paper currency discriminates against people with print disabilities. Since that time, federal agencies have been working together to develop and produce viable solutions.
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