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The U.S. is not the Only Country with Inaccessible Currency


Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not the only industrialized country with an accessible currency problem and one group is trying to solve this.
A group called Accessible Indian Currency India has [posted a Change.org Petition](https://www.change.org/p/support-us-in-making-indian-currency-accessible-for-the-blind?recruiter=76550894&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_page.share_redirect-control&utm_term=share_petition&utm_content=nafta_copylink_message_1%3Amessage] calling for the country's government to make their currency accessible.
India has actually taken several steps backward according to the petition language, including making newer paper currency basically the same length and using visual cues that are hard to distinguish. In addition, it is common for new coins to be released that are the same shape but different denominations than older currency.
According to the National Association for the Blind in India, the new notes also lack embossed features which were more commonplace on previous currency. An estimated 8 million blind people live in India according to government data.
You can follow the source link to sign the petition or to learn more.

Source: Change.Org Petition
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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