Judge Says U.S. Money Violates Rights of the Blind. America is one of the few countries in the world whose currency isn’t distinguishable by blind people. Most use different-sized notes, raised text or other methods to allow identification by touch. A recent court ruling means that the US has to start working on a solution.
It’s amazing that this has only just started to be addressed, but now that it has it poses some interesting questions. Will cash and vending machines all have to be modified? The money drawers in registers? Will it be applied retroactively to currency already in circulation? Say they were to create embossing stamps that create raised areas on the notes, would there be any security measures to prevent the incorrect stamping of bills?
I’m intrigued as to how they’ll solve this problem, the potential costs could be huge.