Re: accessible money
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Seems like a keen idea!
E-mail is golden!!!
From: Antony Stone
Sent: Saturday, June 9, 2018 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible money
Sweden has become largely cash-free during the past few years (ironically
enough, partly encouraged by a redesign of the banknotes, which instead of
accepting the change, people to a large extent simply stopped using them
There are many shops, restaurants and bars with signs saying "no cash" or "we
do not take cash" - they only take payment by card.
On Saturday 09 June 2018 at 14:02:37, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> 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.
> On 6/8/2018 11:03 PM, Gene wrote:
> > 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 denomination.
> > Gene
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > *From:* Ron Canazzi <mailto:aa2vm@...>
> > *Sent:* Friday, June 08, 2018 8:05 PM
> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
> > *Subject:* Re: [nvda] accessible money
> > Hi Kerryn,
> > 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:
> >> hi
> >> 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 etc
> >> thanks
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