Throughout most of the world, countries produce bills in different sizes so blind people can measure one bill against another to determine each one’s value. Other options include imprinting money with Braille or adding textures.
U.S. District Judge James Robertson says the government has failed to prove that the financial burden of the change outweighs the need to make money more accessible to blind people, whose rights are protected by law. He noted that the U.S. is the only country that does not make its currency easily recognizable by those with vision problems.
Vending machine operators are against the change, saying that it would cost a great deal to have each machine altered.
Right now, some blind people fold the different denominations in different ways, but the system causes delays when they have to process change in stores.