For the visually impaired, searching for correct change and hoping that the crisp bill placed in the cashier’s hand is the correct one can be a daunting task. At the same time, hoping the cashier is honest enough to give correct change can make independent shopping a hassle. But careful, conscious visually impaired shoppers can find products and accessories that fit their needs.
Choose a wallet with several pockets for organizing paper money, especially for $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills. More pockets can be used for larger bills or to keep checks in place.
Look for a zippered compartment to keep change tidy. Coins differ in size and weight, making them easier to identify than bills.
Credit Card Accessibility
A removable credit/business card file will allow the owner easy access to cards, and will make it easier to remember which card is in which slot.
A distinct area for identification is also helpful.
Some companies, such as www.beepingwallet.com, sell beeping wallets that continuously beep when a card is removed. The beeping stops when the card is replaced.
Everyone, especially the visually impaired, should keep items in their wallets to a minimum. If you do not need to carry large amounts of cash, important documents or valuables, leave them in a safe place.
Jessica Hartley has been writing since childhood and works as a corporate journalist. She has worked for "touche Magazine," "Nebraska Wedding Day Magazine" and "New York Times Digital."She worked in college on student publications and internships, graduating in December 2007 from Northwest Missouri State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and marketing of merchandising.