In The Media | 19 February 2015

RBA to introduce tactile banknotes after 13yo blind boy Connor McLeod campaigns for change

A 13-year-old blind boy who started asking the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to print tactile banknotes more than a year ago has seen his campaign pay off.

Connor McLeod’s idea was sparked when he was given money for Christmas, but could not tell the amount he had.

“I received some notes at Christmas time and I kept having to ask Mum what they had given me,” said Connor, who has been blind since birth due to a congenital disorder.

“And then it just sort of hit me that my life isn’t going to be all coins, so I thought I’d better make things a little easier, and easier for others as well.”