WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court says paper money discriminates against blind people.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld a ruling that could force the U.S. to redesign its money so blind people can distinguish between values.
Such changes could include making bills different sizes, including raised markings or printing oversized numbers for people who see poorly.
The appeals court ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that the U.S. didn’t explain why such changes would be an unreasonable burden, especially since many other countries have done so.
Are you kidding me?
I’ll admit that I don’t like that US bills are all green, but I’m not about to take it court.
Should the colorblind folks take it to court? Perhaps.
For the handicapped, of any kind, sorry, but there are some things in life you just won’t be able to do. It’s a disability?! That’s why they call it a handicap.
But discriminatory?! Please…
And really, give the Treasury some credit — the new versions of the bills do, in fact, have larger numbers on them.