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Reserve Bank of Australia launched braille currency


The Reserve Bank of Australia has launched special $5 currency notes for the visually impaired.

The notes have a tactile quality which means that the blind can identify the value of the note through touch.

There is a raised bump on each of the long edges of the note next to the top-to-bottom window.

The notes were created after thorough research, trials and testing that took many years.

The note will help people identify the difference between a real banknote and a fake one.

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