Taking charge of our money - Banknote gauges facilitate independence and confidence for blind and vision impaired people

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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