next generation of banknotes includes an embossed ‘tactile’ feature to assist the vision-impaired community.

Posted on: Tuesday, 16 August 2016 at 1:47:37 PM

Did you know that the next generation of banknotes includes an embossed ‘tactile’ feature to assist the vision-impaired community. This is the first time a ‘tactile’ feature has been included on an Australian banknote.

The existing Australian banknote features that were designed to assist people with impaired vision have been retained as part of the next generation banknote design. These include: bright colours; large and contrasting numbers; and variable sizes for each denomination of banknote

Did you know

  • The tactile feature on the $5 banknote is a raised bump on each of the long edges of the banknote. The other denominations will have different numbers of bumps.
  • The tactile feature is not Braille.
  • The tactile feature is not a security feature and should not be used to check the authenticity of a banknote.

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