17 December 2010

Taiwan Currency

One of the interesting things I have done here in Taiwan is to talk at length to a blind chap, about how he deals with things here, and some of the frustrations he faces. I asked him about money, and how he knows how much a note is worth. And he told me it is easy. Here is an image of a $1000 note (worth about $50 n Brunei or Singapore):Do you see the metalic strip on the right? It has the number 1000 in raised characters, especially to allow blind people to know how much it is worth.

I wonder how many countries do this. It seems so simple, but I'm not sure that many countries do it. They really do seem to do some things quite well in Taiwan.