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Treasury Ordered to Make U.S. Bills Blind-Friendly

A federal judge orders the Treasury Department to make changes in the way in prints money, so it will be easier for the blind to tell bills apart.

The ruling, in response to an American Council of the Blind lawsuit, proposes several options: printing bills of different sizes; adding embossed dots; and using raised ink.

The Treasury Department says the proposals are too expensive. It has 10 days to decide whether to appeal.

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Adam Davidson is a contributor to Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.