Marks (and sizes and colours) of distinction

Many central banks make an effort to make cash accessible to blind and partially sighted users

Braille banknotes

The number of people that may need visual aids on their cash – so enabling them to gain inclusive access to goods and services – is sizeable. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness estimated in 2015 that 253 million people were either blind or had mild or severe visual impairment – between 3% and 4% of the world’s population.

This means it is important for central banks and printers to include features on cash that assist those with visual impairment. In practice, many

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