The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that American money illegally discriminates against the blind. Unlike European countries, where paper money comes in different sizes and American coins, American greebacks are all the same size and have nothing that can identify them to the blind. But that may be about to change. The court found that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires money to be accessible to blind Americans. The Treasury is likely going to appeal, but we really ought to just do this. And get rid of the $1 bill while we’re at it.
It just makes sense to have different sized bills. Not to do it is just unfair to the blind.
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