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Date: 09/26/11 08:00 AM

56 Responses to Blind Man Vs. Money

  1. Profile photo of benchurchill
    benchurchill Male 30-39
    23 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 8:01 am
    Link: Blind Man Vs. Money - Tommy demonstrates how a visually impaired person may organize their money and how U.S. currency is not accessible.
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    Apexs Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:11 am
    i see what he is talking about
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Luckily, most people are good and wouldn`t shortchange a blind guy.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:13 am
    in norway the bills got diffrent sizes ^^
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Jesus, America doesn`t even have different sizes? Insane.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:20 am
    Oh God. Use a debit card, or fold your money. Be handicapable.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Did anyone else read the title as blind man vs monkey?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:26 am
    "Did anyone else read the title as blind man vs monkey?"

    THIS! I`m gonna go try and find it now.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

    "Use a debit card"

    And how does he know they didn`t wring up a higher amount?
    But blind people have dealt with money for a long time,
    I`m sure he can figure it out.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 8:31 am
    The UK uses different colours and sizes... the US has all green and all the same sizes? I can see that getting tricky.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:35 am
    RecycleElf is obviously a psychic.
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    Hoofer Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:36 am
    So use a credit/debit card. Whatever.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Hoofer & co: So how can he tell what sum his card is being charged with?
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I love messing with the blind. When I see a blind guy, I always yell "HOLY JESUS, LOOK OUT!". It really fu*ks with their head.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:47 am
    "Like to see George Washington make the party..." ??? This guy has more problems than just being blind.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Six dollars for a pint? Even 2-4-1 would be overpriced! She ripped him off no matter which of the two amounts she gave him.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Yeah, amazing that the bills in the USA are all the same size and color. After a couple of drinks anybody can make a mistake - sighted or not.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:04 am
    "I`ve seen a lot of girls take money this way"


    Hmm....how recently?



    seriously though, this is the same guy that did the video about taking that flight isn`t it? I guess it is useful to put yourself in his shoes for a while...now if i`m ever handing money over to a blind person I`ll know to mention what order the bills are in.
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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 9:06 am
    he said "I`ve seen" at 1:16.. I lol`d.. Am I going to hell for that?
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 9:21 am
    We get made fun of all the time down south for our "Monopoly Money". I bet the blind don`t.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Yes, the paper money in the U.S. is the same size.

    No, it`s not a major problem.

    There are several techniques that could be employed to make the money easily distinguishable by denomination by feel.

    Each of these would also be readily counterfeitable.

    Nor does it address the problems that would be had by blind people with poor (or no) sense of feel.

    There is no single answer that is universal for all.

    The best we can all do is attempt to change what we can, and learn to cope with what we can`t.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:32 am
    As a blind person i can say this is a major problem. Most of us can`t do anythign but rely on people we do small business with. Debit cards are a blessing.
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:48 am
    @Kalimata monopoly money?? lol funny

    i like our various colorful bills
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Any other country I`ve been to uses different sizes for the different bills. Euro, sterling, etc etc. Its not that hard
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:56 am
    "I`ve seen a lot of girls take money this way"

    BWAHAHAAHHAHAA
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    themightybox Male 13-17
    76 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 10:17 am
    just use 1 dollar bills, problem solved
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 10:19 am
    In U.S. currency, the coats of the guys on every bill are ridged. You can take your finger and scratch their jackets and you`ll feel it "vibrate". It`s a very subtle vibrating, with the one and two dollar bills being the hardest to feel; while the twenty dollar bill is very easily felt.

    Now if I were blind, I would have to learn the different sizes of the jackets. One and two dollar bills have small areas while twenties have huge areas.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Haha! American banknotes suck. They`re so bland and inconvenient. Even if you aren`t blind you still have to take the time to read the number cuz` they`re all green.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 10:45 am
    "you still have to take the time to read the number cuz` they`re all green."
    wow... just wow.
  30. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:23 am
    There are several techniques that could be employed to make the money easily distinguishable by denomination by feel.

    Each of these would also be readily counterfeitable.

    Less so than nothing. Different note sizes also allows for a very simple gauging tool to be used - rest the note at the bottom, feel which marker it comes up to.

    Hmm...is it possible to get a $1 note, remove the printing somehow (bleach - it`s more cloth than paper, right?) and print a fake $20 onto it? It`s usually the paper that gives away fake notes, in my experience (I handle a lot of notes at work).
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Angilion: our bills (notes) have watermarks of our presidents on them. they also have litle strips inside that say what value they are.
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
    254 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 11:29 am
    robbing a blind guy? that`s a lazy crook.... so true.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 11:52 am
    we have brail on our new money here in Canadia
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    The US has all notes the same size? Weird.
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
    491 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    @Angilion if i recall correctly thats what cocaine cartels did in Columbia for years, they would chemically wash one dollar bills and print hundred dollar bills on the blank paper.
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    Blatto Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    I love this guy`s videos. He`s so upbeat and likeable and he gives an interesting perspective into what it`s like to be blind.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Blind people make folds in the note... Like fold a corner for 10 dollar notes. fold it in half for 50. etc...
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    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    My boyfriend`s dad and grandparents are blind and it`s amazing what they can all do. I know anyone would adapt, but they actually put some non visually impaired people to shame with that they do.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    America is a great country; I love it there. But it is also the only country I know of with this problem. Every other country I have visited has currency that is recognisable to the blind. Why, America? why are they all the same size and colour? It is ridiculous, it is easy even for the sighted to make mistakes. I could never mistake a large, purple £20 for a smaller, blue £5. $20 for $5? I could make that mistake.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    The Euro notes were specifically designed for blind people, a lot of things went into it - size of the paper, raised lettering, all sorts of things.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    6 bills for 14$.. USA cash sucks
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Canadian bills have braille on the corner. But I`ve seen bills where the bumps have been worn down, so I don`t know how efficient this is.
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    DSDavis008 Male 13-17
    68 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    credit card...nough said.
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    poor guy, I`d feel so bad too
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    Uatme, she obviously didn`t have a $10 to give or she would have and it would only be 5 bills.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Hadn`t really thought about it before, but am surprised that the civil liberties union has not sued for changes under the Americans with disabilities act.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
    192 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    i have no sad feelings for this guy and will tell you all why. I have 2 blind friends, one blind by birth and the other by accident, both can feel a difference between the bills. Also, on a field trip in school to a mint, the mint employees can do the same exact thing. Too bad this nice man hasn`t learned to do it, however i know it is possible
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Canadian bills have braille on the corner. But I`ve seen bills where the bumps have been worn down, so I don`t know how efficient this is.

    UK notes don`t, because the issuing banks consulted with the RNIB about it and were told that it was counter-productive. Many blind people don`t read braille anyway and when the bumps wear down (as they will, quite quickly), it becomes easier to misindentify them if you`re relying on the braille.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    I was in Switzerland a couple weeks ago and was noticing how their change was designed for the blind. The Franc`s that were close in size had one with ridged edges and the other with flat edges. And the paper money was different sizes. Come on America quit being such dicks to the blind.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    September 27, 2011 at 1:59 am
    @ Angilion

    Yeah, but in the UK the £5, £10 and £20 are different sizes and are ribbed in the top right corner where it shows the amount. You can feel which note you have.
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    envisage Female 18-29
    15 posts
    September 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    @ mandingo
    Sorry, but your friends and those employees have been duping you.

    Based on a court ruling, future designs need to be made distinguishable by the blind, but none have been made as of yet.
    http://moneyfactory.gov/uscurrency/meaningfulaccess.html
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    @envisage, I am not blind, and I just checked out a one and a five. There are very distinct differences between the two based on the ink pattern. The one is more ornate along the perimeter, and that difference can be felt. I cannot say for the differences between the 10, 20, or 50, since I have none of those to check. I would imagine subtle differences exist between them all that a person can tell the difference purely by touch.
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    DeadDisco Male 18-29
    91 posts
    September 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    About the Canadian bills, the numbers (20,50,etc) are printed with ink that stands out (you can touch it, can`t explain zZz).
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    September 29, 2011 at 2:30 am
    dumb americans again lol
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    September 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    "...I`ve seen a lot of girls take their money this way."

    ....REALLY??
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    Nicolicious Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    A friend of mine is blind, and he`s explained this same problem to me.

    Also, he says things like "can`t wait to see you" or "I saw a concert last night," all the time- even though he can`t literally see anything, he can still witness things happening around him. That doesn`t mean he has to figure out an entirely different way to express that than sighted people, though.

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