Seeing Our Way

Free iBill Currency Reader
By Dorothy Troyer

The National Library Services (NLS) is partnering with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to distribute the iBill currency reader to eligible individuals.

On September 2, 2014, the government initiated a four-month pilot program to test its ordering and distribution processes and gauge demand for currency readers.  During the pilot, only registered TBBS (Talking Book and Braille service) users could pre-order a currency reader. The program will soon be open to all U.S. citizens and legal residents who are blind or visually impaired.

The iBill currency reader is convenient and easy to use.  Its compact design allows it to be carried in a pocket, clipped to a belt or attached to a keychain.  The device identifies all Federal Reserve bills in circulations from $1 - $100, and can be set to announce the denomination in either a clear, natural voice, a pattern of tones or a pattern of vibrations for privacy.

To pre-order a free Currency Reader, which will be delivered when it becomes available, call the Talking Books Center (1-800-665-5576 ext.1)

The next Technology Open House at Spectrios will be held on:
June 6, 2015 from 10a.m. until 2p.m.
Call 630-690-7115 ext 122 and ask for iBill.
If he’s on the premises, Leah will get him to do a demo!

Past "Seeing Our Way" articles

Who is This? (1/2014)
Trav'lin Days Are Not Done (05/2013)

Something Special (03/2013)
The Campers are Coming (08/2012)
Technology for Visually Impaired Persons (02/2012)
Wheaton Lions Appointed as Technical Advisor (11/2011)
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision (09/2011)

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