Wallets for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Wallets for the Blind or Visually Impaired
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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.

Change Purse

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.

Distinct Compartments

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.