The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has developed new notes gauge to help people with sight loss better identify New Zealand’s currency. The gauge is made of durable plastic, and has been designed in collaboration with the Blind Foundation and Blind Citizens NZ. The gauge features both braille and large, bold printed denominations. People with sight loss can determine a banknote’s denomination based on how it fits in the note gauge. The Reserve Bank has made 5000 note gauges available to the Blind Foundation and Blind Citizens NZ free of charge. The gauges work with both the old and new sets of banknotes in circulation. New Zealand’s new Brighter Money banknotes also incorporate features to help people with low vision – these include different note sizes, greater colour contrast between notes, large bold numerals, and clearer backgrounds. For more information visit the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s website.