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Thread: A New Dollar on the Horizon?

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    Here is the story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061130/...ot/blind_money

    The US Government was sued because a group felt that US paper currency isn't blind/vision-impaired friendly. Citing that all the bills look the same, feel the same, and are the same size. Which poses a problem for those who cannot see when using the paper currency.

    What are your views, and possible ideas on how to make the US currency more blind friendly. Personally I never thought about this, but I agree that there needs to be some sort of distinction between the values besides what is printed. I'm leaning towards having the different values have different edges, or texture.
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    I've never thought if it either, but I think it's a very good thing. I think braile or whatever they will do will help with counterfeiters, too.

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    I thought I saw something on the news about punching braille holes in them. I just saw a snippet so I'm not sure. It is a good point.
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    Anything that makes the USD look fancy is good...


    I say we embed holographs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I say we embed holographs!
    How will that help the blind?

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    1 - So we are changing the currency to protect the disabled from inherently dishonest American citizens ? Shame on all of us.

    2 - Wouldn't it be cheaper to give the blind a type of pocket reader / scanner of sorts than redesign the entire monetary look ? What kind of cost are we looking at to retool and redesign the printing systems ? Oh, wait the Govt. has it all under control, they spend our cash pretty well aready.
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    it won't help the blind. It would just be cool!

    It was a joke.

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    sounds to me like the kinda thing debit cards are for.................

    cant make everything perfect for everyone without going broke or freaking nuts.................
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