Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The D.C. Circuit court decided today that US currency discriminates against blind people. I agree that our form of cash discriminates against blind people. But, at the end of the day, life largely conspires against blind people so I hope the decision was carefully worded enough not to require a pure level playing field in all endeavours. But in the narrow case of money, it seems like the right decision -- money is important and so I think meets the standard for requiring some effort at providing access (but I wonder if it would be cheaper to hand out bill readers than to redesign the currency).

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