Well it seems official, the US Treasury will have to redesign the paper money.
I'd like to know how much it cost to fight this case for six years
, and how much it would have cost just to redesign the money in 2002.
My favorite quote was in a different article, though:
The U.S. acknowledges the design hinders blind people but it argued that blind people have adapted. Some relied on store clerks to help them, some used credit cards and others folded certain corners to help distinguish between bills.
The court ruled 2-1 that such adaptations were insufficient. The government might as well argue that, since handicapped people can crawl on all fours or ask for help from strangers, there's no need to make buildings wheelchair accessible, the court said.
And that's why the Treasury lost, because they have no argument.