Well, we wouldn't have to learn any more than 5 more coins. They
could be differently shaped for ease of accessibility. As far as
the jingling, to be honest, less and less people use real money
any more. So this may become a moot point anyway. For example,
we are getting a group of Starbucks's restaurants locally in the
Buffalo, New York area that will accept nothing but credit or
debit cards. So I wonder how long there will actually be any so
called legal tender any more anyway.
It isn't reasonable to ask that switching to coins be done.
I'll use American denominations in examples since I don't
know your denominations. Who is going to be willing to carry
nothing but coins? If I pay for something with a ten dollar
coin, I'm not going to want to get four coins for dollars and
two quarters, a dime and a nickel back. If I pay for something
with a ten dollar coin and I'm owed eight dollars and twenty
cents, I am not going to want to receive a five dollar coin,
three one dollar coins and two dimes. People aren't going to
walk around with lots of heavy coins jingling in their pockets
and wearing out the material in their clothes.
and think of all the different coins you would have to
learn. The penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, five dollar,
ten, twenty, fifty, assuming you never have a higher
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2018 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible money
If you can convince the powers that be in Trinidad to switch to
all coinage rather than paper money, that would be the ideal
thing to do. Most blind people here in the United States have
no difficulty with coinage. The pennies, nickels, dimes and
quarters are all differently rimmed and of different sizes and
weights. In the United States, we like our paper money. There
was great resistance to any change for large denominations than
quarters. However in a smaller country like Trinidad, you might
have less resistance. Good luck.
On 6/8/2018 8:29 PM, Kerryn Gunness
via Groups.Io wrote:
we in trinidad would like to make our money accessible to
our blind or visually impaired persons
what guidelines we should work with as to approach the
powers that be, in our meeting on tuesday 12th june, in
having this done, in terms of technology, tack tile immages
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