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The new £10 note is here and it's "fantastic" for blind and visually impaired people
The new £10 note featuring novelist Jane Austen has entered circulation, it's made of polymer and includes raised dots similar to braille characters on the left hand side of the note and fine raised lines on the right.
It replaces the paper £10 note, which will still be accepted in the shops until Spring 2018. The exact date of withdrawal will be published three months in advance.
“It’s a fantastic invention; absolutely superb,” Mr Morris told The Independent.
"The difference is night and day between the old paper notes and the new plastic ones. From a blind person perspective, you couldn’t really tell the difference between an old £10 and a £20.
You had more chance with the five. Now with the new plastic five, that feels completely different, and with this new £10 with the tactile features, effectively that’s 5 ten and twenty, with completely different textures. It’s a massive leap forward."
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