Westpac announces accessible cards to the visually impaired

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Westpac is introducing a series of new card designs to make payments more accessible for blind and low-vision customers.

New accessibility features will be added to the credit, debit, and pre-paid cards, including various notches along the short edge that will allow users to distinguish their payment cards from one another simply by touching. Customers can identify the card and properly orient the card when using it, such as when making purchases or using an ATM, thanks to the notches on Mastercard’s Touch Card feature, which are square for credit cards, round for debit cards, and triangular for pre-paid cards.

Additionally, the cards will have a braille marker, which adds another tactile feature to help customers who are blind or have low vision distinguish between credit, debit, and prepaid cards.

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