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Benchmarking Study on the Incorporation of Braille Functionality in Philippine Banknotes

The BSP has been improving the design of the Philippine Peso to enhance its accessibility to the visually challenged Filipino. This study seeks to provide baseline information on the accessibility features of banknotes across different jurisdictions. It also recommends some action points that may be considered in the design of Philippine banknotes. 

Vision impairment is considered one of the prevalent disabilities among Filipinos and various laws have been enacted to provide accessibility to public goods and promote inclusivity for persons with disability. To further this advocacy, this study supports the inclusion of tactile markings in the future design of Philippine banknotes and recommends the intensification of information campaign to promote public awareness on these accessibility features.


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