Show Me the Money: An Evaluation of the Note Teller 2 Money IdentifierBy Hodges, Bradley; Burton, Darren; Uslan, Mark; Access World, Vol. 8, No. 3
Publication Date: May 2007
Article provides a review of the Note Teller 2, which is a money identifier from Canada’s BRYTECH. The Note Teller 2 is a black, rectangular box that measures six inches long by three inches wide, while it is approximately one inch thick. The device weighs about eight ounces when a nine-volt battery is installed. Bills are inserted on the top of the device in a slot about two-thirds of the way toward its back edge, as molded edges along the side of the unit help to guide the bill into the slot. The front edge of the unit has a headphone jack for privacy, and a slider switch that is used to adjust the volume in order to choose announcements in either English or Spanish. The device can be connected to a neck or a wrist strap, or can be secured to a desk or counter. The Note Teller 2 was evaluated in terms of the following criteria: (1) documentation, (2) ease of use, (3) convenience, and (4) how well it identifies money. The device was found to be simple and reliable, with an exception that it could not identify two-dollar bills. The Note Teller 2 is accessible, but does have some limitations, as it was not easy to use for bills that were in poor condition. In a few instances during testing, the device identified ten-dollar bills as one-hundred-dollar bills. Still, the device was found to be accurate in most instances, though improvements were warranted before the Note Teller 2 could be fully endorsed by the authors.
Assistive Products Discussed: NOTE TELLER 2
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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