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Transcript of the video on accessibility features of banknotes

My name is Marianne Preis-Dewey and I’m from the Association of Blind and Visually Impaired People in Hesse, here in Germany.

This is the €200, because it has two gaps and of course it is larger than the €20 so that also helps. Then if I’m at a store, for example, and I want to be sure that it’s not a counterfeit note, I would check for a couple more things.

Moderator: Can you explain how you do this?

Of course, these lines along the edges are already a hint, because some counterfeiters may not include these. Another thing is that where the large number is, it feels almost a little bit raised. It’s thicker and rougher if I go across it with my fingernail that’s also a feature that is included for safety or for security. Then we have this hologram on the side, here – the little window that has a very specific feel to it too, that is very hard to reproduce for counterfeiters.

So those are all the features that I look for when I want to know if it’s a real note or a counterfeit note.

Moderator: Very interesting, thank you very much for your explanation.