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Accessible Currency for All

May 17, 2007 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

Karen presents all of us with a KDD (Karen's Daily Dose) poem asking you
all to visit and sign the Accessible Currency
petition if you have not yet done so.

If you want to independently Identify cash,
Please, do dash,
On over, to ACB Radio,, is the site to go,
Sign your name,
if you do, life, will not be the same,
So make the move,
The quality of life for all the blind will improve.
despite what you may have been told,
You will not have to fold,
Your bills in different ways for easy identification,
Go listen to the promo on the ACB station.

The Accessible Currency issue affects all, no matter what race or
Can significantly change the world,for all who can not see,
You and me.
No matter, young ,old or what your Heritage,
Don't burn the bridge.
Don't allow there to be a barrier, we don't need a wall,
We need accessible currency for all.
Even if your retired, a student or employed,
This issue you can not avoid
Whether you march with a consumer organization,or walk alone,
Let your voice be heard, your opinion be known.
Give us all a hand,
Take a stand,
If we have accessible money,, more independence, for us, understand?
Upon others, we will not have to depend,
Not a family member, co-worker or friend.
Nor the Clerk in your favorite neighborhood shop,
The stranger on the street,or the city cop.
To identify the denominations, wouldn't you like to read them
Does notmatter,if you have wealth.
Live in poverty, or are a cashier in a BEP program,
Employed for SSA or work for Uncle Sam,.
No matter if you are employed at a large corporation and the CEO,
If you, run the show.
Or have your own small business,
Wouldn't you want access?
Why spend the resources on a talking money identifier??
Complete access, don't you desire?
Why ask for sighted assistance,if it,you do not need?
With accessible currency, you can read.

The group Dyer Straights sung a song titled Money for nothing,
So, drive on to the information highway,
And sign the online petition today.
And ACB, Accessible Money we would like to bring,
So, don't wait, do not stall,
Go online and help gain access to currency for all.

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2 opinions on “Accessible Currency for All

  1. Hi Darrell and Karen. I really like this poem! I too would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t signed the petition at but who cares about access for all, to please sign right now! It only takes a few minutes and is so important! My signature is already on there, and I had my roommate and some neighbors sign as well.

  2. Hi. I only just found out about this journal and have been reading some of your articles but this one especially caught my attention.
    I’m Australian and i must say
    we’ve had accessible currency for more than 40 years ever since we changed to decimal currency in the 1960’s. All of our notes are different lengths and we use a simple piece of plastic with braille numbers on it to tell which is which. You can even figure out which note you have by measuring it against another one if you know it’s value. The Note Gauge is available free to anyone who wants one since it’s the same people who print the money who made the thing. They’re only worth about 20 cents anyway. All anyone has to do if they want one is contact Blind Citizens Australia which is our advocacy organization. I find it absolutely ludicrous that you don’t have so basic a system in place. Then again i find the whole idea of 2 seperate advocacy organizations who are in constant opposition to each other crazy as well. Maybe that’s part of the reason you don’t have that sort of thing in place. It makes me laugh sometimes to think that yu’ve got such a huge population compared to us but in some ways we’re way ahead of you when it comes to basic access issues such as money.

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