The American Foundation for the Blind Supports Tactile Currency

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On November 29, 2006, the American Foundation for the Blind applauded the accessible currency lawsuit, saying:

“Yesterday a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Treasury Department is violating the law by not designing and issuing paper money that is accessible to people with vision loss. Though this is just the first step in what is expected to be a long legal battle, it is an important ruling for the 10 million blind and visually impaired people living in the United States.

“We applaud the American Council of the Blind for championing this issue to ensure that all people can easily identify and use money without assistance.”

The American Foundation for the Blind is currently sponsoring a web survey about currency use by visually impaired people.

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