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Paper money unlawful to blind

Paper money of different sizes or with denominations expressed in raised Braille characters might be the result of a May 20 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Current paper money violates the Rehabilitation Act and illegally discriminates against blind people, the court found, ruling 2-1 in favor of the American Council for the Blind, which brought suit against the Treasury Department.

The Treasury can appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court or it can go to work to make paper money more identifiable for the blind.
Interestingly, the legal rationale might also justify abolishing the $1 bill in favor of the $1 coin.

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