FDIC: Money Smart Program Updated for Individuals with Visual Disabilities

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced two new resources tailored to meet the financial education needs of individuals with visual disabilities. The FDIC’s 11-module instructor-led Money Smart curriculum for adults is available in Braille and Large Print. Its format permits an instructor to use the printed version of the Instructor Guide, while the students can follow along with either the Large Print or Braille Student Guide. In addition, the latest version of the Money Smart Podcast Network—the audio version of Money Smart—now is available in Spanish. These products expand the FDIC’s existing suite of financial education resources, which includes the Your Insured Deposit brochure that is available in a large-print edition.

“For many in the United States, especially the underserved population, financial education introduces the benefits of a bank account and provides the basic skills necessary to make sound financial decisions. To be successful, these financial education materials must be easily accessible,” said FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg.

More than three million consumers have had the opportunity to learn how to better manage their finances and more effectively use mainstream banking services through the Money Smart curriculum. It can be easily reproduced and has no copyright restrictions. For more information, or to order the new products, visit: https://www.fdic.gov/moneysmart.