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Making Bank Notes Accessible for Canadians Living with Blindness or Low Vision




The ability to conduct financial transactions using bank notes is crucial to independent living. Yet this can pose significant challenges for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. This article discusses the Bank of Canada's efforts over the past 30 years to meet the accessibility needs of a specific subset of the population--Canadians living with blindness or vision loss. It also reports the findings of expert and user assessments of the suite of accessibility features on the current series of bank notes and shares plans for the next series.

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  • Carolyn Samuel, 2009. "Making Bank Notes Accessible for Canadians Living with Blindness or Low Vision," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2009(Winter), pages 32-39.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2010:y:2010:i:winter09-10:p:32-39

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    1. Weise, Charles L, 1999. "The Asymmetric Effects of Monetary Policy: A Nonlinear Vector Autoregression Approach," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 31(1), pages 85-108, February.
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