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From: Paul R. Bohman
Date: Nov 29, 2006 8:20AM


This post is admittedly off-topic as far as *web* accessibility is
concerned, but I found it very interesting that a judge recently ruled
that the U.S. currency system is illegal because blind people can't
tell the difference between the different bills (a $1 bill has the
same size, shape, and feel as a $100 bill).

http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/28/markets/treasury_ruling/index.htm?cnn=yes

I'm interested to know how they'll resolve this. Of course it will
have to go through a drawn out legal process on a national level
before anything actually happens, if anything. So far the ruling is
only on the state level in New York.

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Paul R. Bohman
Faculty, College of Education & Human Development
Lead Architect of Web Services, Office of Technology Support
Technology Coordinator, Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
George Mason University