Blind Citizens NZ has worked alongside the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for many years, contributing to, and influencing, the design of New Zealand’s currency so that people who are blind or vision impaired, can more easily identify their money.

You can learn more about our work, from our media release at this link: Taking charge our money banknote gauges facilitate and confidence

To find more out, about the banknote gauge, and its use, check the short video put together by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/research-and-publications/videos/note-gauges

Or, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s media release at: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2016/10/helping-people-with-sight-loss-to-u…

The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ), congratulates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for providing banknote gauges that will support people who are blind and vision impaired, to independently identify with confidence, the denomination of their bank notes.

The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ), congratulates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for providing banknote gauges that will support people who are blind and vision impaired, to independently identify with confidence, the denomination of their bank notes.

Clive Lansink, National President of Blind Citizens NZ says “I regularly use the banknote gauge to sort out my money. I am totally blind, and when I purchase something over the counter, I want to know that the money I am handing over is correct – I don’t want to have to ask sighted people what I have in my hand…”

Read more about the Reserve Bank’s work with the blind community, and the new banknote gauges…

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