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Federal Judge Rules That The U.S. Treasury Dept.’s
Failure to Offer Blind People Alternatives To
Paper Money Violates Federal Law

American Council for the Blind v. Sec’y of the Treasury
    November 28, 2006

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  • Jeffrey Lovitky, Plaintiffs’ Lawyer
  • W. Scott Simpson, DOJ Lawyer

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  • A federal judge rules that the U.S. “Treasury Department’s failure to design, produce and issue paper currency that is readily distinguishable to blind and visually impaired” people violates federal law, since paper money effectively precludes them from “meaningful access to U.S. currency.”

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