There are a lot of blind people in America. They need to be able to tell the difference between money. Right now they can’t tell one bill from the other. They have to ask someone else how much money they have. As Connor McLeod told Time for Kids, “It’s frustrating … I have to keep asking my mom how much money I have” (6).
With tactile money blind people could count their own money. “The markings would make it easier for people with vision problems to identify each bill by touch” (TFK 6).
With regular money blind people could be cheated by employers who pay them less than they are supposed to. At the store, the cashier could give them the wrong change.
Even though it may cost extra money, the money and the effort will improve thousands of lives. And think about it. If you became blind, wouldn’t you want to be able to handle money on your own?