UAE to launch banknotes with Braille

Note: This doesn’t sound like it’s actual “braille” but raised tactile lines. But, if they can do it, why can’t we?

UAE to launch banknotes with Braille

Middle East Jul 8, 2015

DUBAI:The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that it would put in circulation currency notes with tactile features of Dh500 and Dh5 denominations for people who are blind or have low vision.

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The Dh500 note consists of a pair of three horizontal lines, separated by a recognizable distance, around the middle of the right and left short sides of the note.

The banknotes will include new tactile features engraved in bleed-off intaglio printing on the edge of the banknotes’ short sides.

For the Dh500 note, the marking consists of a pair of three horizontal lines, separated by a recognizable distance, around the middle of the right and left short sides of the note.

As for the Dh5 note, the feature consists of one horizontal line in the middle of the right and left short sides of the note.

The overall design and other specifications of the two notes are the same as in the currency notes currently in circulation.

These currency notes will be put in circulation as legal tender along with currency notes currently in circulation with effect from Wednesday, July 8, 2015. The two currency notes will be dispensed to banks in accordance with the Central Bank’s established procedures for cash withdrawal and deposit.

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