Westpac reveals major update making bank cards more accessible for blind and ... trends now
One of Australia's biggest banks has unveiled a major update to its credit and debit cards that's intended to help a disadvantaged group to manage their money.
Westpac has updated its bank cards with 'simple yet impactful' changes to make them more accessible for blind and low vision customers.
The new designs on credit, debit and prepaid cards have a number of accessibility elements, most notably different notches along the short edge of the card to help distinguish one from another.
The notches - square for credit card, round for debit card and triangular for prepaid card - also help customers with sight problems identify which end of the card to insert into machines.
Each card also includes a braille marker to further help distinguish between them.
The new designs on credit, debit and prepaid cards have different notches along