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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Judge rules money unfair for blind people

See the ruling here.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson said keeping all U.S. currency the same size and texture violates the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in government programs. "Of the more than 180 countries that issue paper currency, only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and color in all their denominations...More than 100 of the other issuers vary their bills in size according to denomination, and every other issuer includes at least some features that help the visually impaired."

Gee, I am sure this is what Congress intended when they passed the Rehabilitation Act... It sounds like a good idea - that is to make money more accessible to the Blind, but why let a Court do it. How gross.

UPDATE: No surprise that Robertson was appointed by Clinton in 1994.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

It seems that debit and credit cards are more than sufficient to cover the tactile needs of the blind. Will we now require car manufacturers to produce all cars with an auto-navigate system to accommodate the blind? That must be why drive-up ATMs have Braille buttons.

7:44 AM, November 30, 2006  

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