Important Money Reading Update: You Will Want to Know About This!

A one dollar  bill is held between two hands with the left hand also holding a small black device with a corner of the bill inserted into it.
A one dollar bill is held between two hands with the left hand also holding a small black device with a corner of the bill inserted into it.

 

If you are registered as legally blind, you qualify for an iBill from the Federal Government so you can read money bills easily.

 

The iBill is a neat device you can carry in your pocket or purse. It will reads the denomination of your bills. Provided you can slide the bill into the slot in the iBill, they are easy to use.

 

Here is a repost from the National Public Radio program All Tech Considered for Dec. 6.

 

The US Government is partnering with the Talking Books Library Service (NLS, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) to get these free devices out to the blind and visually impaired public.

 

You begin the sign up process by phoning your regional talking books library. It would be good to do this soon, maybe even tomorrow or Monday! For instance, if you get your books from the Perkins regional library and phone them before the end of the year, you can sign up over the phone. If you wait until the New Year, there will be more hoops to jump through.

 

I do not know how the other regional libraries are handling the sign up, but it is usually good to be an early bird, and the iBills are supposed to start shipping on January 2nd, 2015.

 

We are being given this good device because of the lawsuit brought by the American Council for the Blind against the US Treasury for discrimination.

 

Thank you ACB!

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