Skip to comments.AP: U.S. appeals court rules that paper money discriminates against the blind.
Posted on 05/20/2008 7:37:27 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
AP: U.S. appeals court rules that paper money discriminates against the blind. Breaking News on CNN
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This smells like the appeals court in CA.
Yup. I;ll bet it’s the Ninth Circus.
I can’t see how this is true.
Didn’t you watch the movie ‘Ray’? He had to get paid all in singles.
But seriously, I think it is quite hard on the blind. I mean, it would have to be.
Would you want to accept money from a cashier if you couldn’t see what they just gave you.
Using that logic, faux leather shoes discriminate too!
Not to mention cubic zirconia.
Baseball cards too.
Wouldn’t braille identifiers wear over time?
And who is to stop someone from imitating the braille identifiers once they are in place? Just asking. I would love to make life easier for the blind, but in the end, the problem will remain, only in a different form IMO.
First of all, I can definitely tell the difference between genuine and faux leather. Who can’t?
Secondly, there is absolutely no feasible or pragmatic way for a blind person to tell what denominations are passing through his hands.
Would you like to be constantly forced to take the word of any random stranger when it came to your money?
Braille identifiers do wear over time, but not as fast as the currency is taken out of circulation. Several countries have gone to identifiers for the blind, and it was almost no expense to do it. This is the subject of several documentaries on how currency is printed.
Braille identifiers won’t work well. 1) they would get worn down in use, 2) it would be too easy to counterfeit the braille and cheat a blind person. Instead, blind people use money readers for paper currency and credit and debit cards.
My big question is, “who still uses cash??”
>>>I cant see how this is true.
I can understand the ruling. For several years I worked in a legal division at the state capitol. The first day at lunch I handed the cafeteria lady a banknote and a co-workers pointed at her own eyes, telling me this was a blind person. I had to tell the lunchlady the denomination.
It had never occurred to me before the problem the blind have with all banknotes seeming the same to the touch.
“Wrong knee-jerk, faux leather shoes are not mandatory, however, try to get away with using another currency.”
What is stopping them from using coins?
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