Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby
puppybraille

You sue us, we'll show you.

Okay, so I think we all know what I think about the issue of
accessible money
Just because I've been quiet for a while doesn't mean I'm not concerned about the issue. A few weeks ago, I heard that the treasury was releasing a new dollar coin. I also had heard that it was expected to be hard to identify by touch. Being the stubborn person that I am, I asked Dad to pick up the dollar coin some time and give it to me so I could see if it was really going to pose a challenge. I kind of forgot about it, to be honest, because I've been dealing with school and not feeling well.

Today, dad handed me two coins. I had no idea what they were. I asked if they were the same coin. They weren't. One was the new dollar, and one was a quarter.

If I compare the two, I can probably tell them apart, but honestly, I have to llook hard. Because there is writing around the outer edge of the dollar, it's easy to confuse it with the quarter. The quarter is smaller, but like I said, I have to compare them by holding them up to each other.

I'm not the only one.
Seems others had difficulty as well.

I was feeling sarcastic (who me?), and made the comment to dad that I kind of wonder if this is a case of "you sue us, we'll showu". Not knowing much about the lifecycle of money, I don't know how long this has been in the making, but I do know that the lawsuit has been going on for a few years. Why would the Treasury release something like this? Personally, an effort to make sure this was easy to identify by touch would have said a lot, and showed an attempt at change. I will never understand politics though...

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