Raised ink main banknote feature for visually impaired

Different banknote sizes used by over 70% of respondents

Most central banks incorporate at least one feature to help visually impaired members of the public distinguish between different banknote denominations, but the type and combination of provisions can be improved on. 

Currency Benchmarks 2021 participants were asked about the features they have to help visually impaired users differentiate between banknotes. The most common was raised ink, used by 82% of participants, followed by note size (73%). 

A third of central banks said they use ‘other’

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