The Department of the Treasury is accepting and processing applications nationwide from blind / visually impaired persons who wish to receive a currency reader to denominate U.S. currency. The currency reader, known as the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier, is compact in size, easy to use, and provides a response within a few seconds.
A user inserts a Federal Reserve note into the device, presses a button on the side, and the reader identifies the denomination. The device operates on a standard AAA battery and can read U.S. currency in circulation today. The reader can be set to indicate the note's denomination by voice, a pattern of tones or series of vibrations.
To apply for a reader, an individual must complete an application on the Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) website by clicking the link below.
The application must be signed by a competent authority such as a doctor, therapist or rehabilitation specialist, and then mailed to the BEP address listed on the form.
More information about the meaningful access program can be found at the BEP's website at the link below. For questions about the U.S. Currency Reader Program or assistance with the application process, individuals can call 844-815-9388 toll free or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links are provided below:
Application link click here: LINK
Meaningful access program at BEP website click here: LINK
BEP contact email: email@example.com
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