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Envision to participate in study about paper money

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 8:20 a.m.

Envision – a Wichita-based organization that focuses on employment and rehabilitation for the blind – will participate in a nationwide study on how well those with sight issues can use paper currency, according to a news release.

The study is being commissioned by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and includes six sites throughout the country.

The study will help determine if there is a need to change U.S. paper money, according to the release. The concern is that those with sight issues cannot distinguish between different denominations, and the goal is to provide ways to make it easier for those who are blind to identify different denominations, according to the release.

Envision is accepting Wichita-area applicants for the study. Candidates must be at least 18, have normal sensation in their hands and fingers, and be unable to distinguish different denominations of bills by sight.

To apply, contact Shannon Riley at 316-440-1528 or e-mail shannon.riley@envisionus.com.

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