Treasury Money Ruling

A federal judge has ruled that the government discriminates against blind people by printing money that looks and feels the same.

The judge has ordered the Treasury Department to come up with ways for the blind to tell bills apart, but said he won’t tell officials how to fix the problem.

The American Council of the Blind has proposed several options including printing bills of differing sizes, adding embossed dots or foil to the paper or using raised ink.

Government attorneys argued that forcing the Treasury Department to change the size of the bills or adding texture would make it harder to prevent counterfeiting.

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