But what about paper money? There are tricks for this, too, including folding edges or separating money within a wallet or purse. APH offers the iBill Currency Scanner to help with this issue. Yet, accessible currency has long been a major issue in this country. Many other countries around the world have currency that is accessible to their citizens who are blind.
Since a court ruling in 2008, the Department of the Treasury has been working to make US currency accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.
The National Council on Disability, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will hold a forum to discuss the Treasury's progress in making accessible currency, and they will field questions from the audience.
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9 AM to 12 PM
Where: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 14th and C Streets, SW D.C.Submit forum questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading: Tactile Forum Questions.
Register for the forum.