Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
That's the D.C. Court of Appeals' take on things, it seems:
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court says paper money discriminates against blind people.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld a ruling that could force the U.S. to redesign its money so blind people can distinguish between values.
This is the inevitable
result of our [Ed.:—"almost"]
twenty years of ADA-based obsession in making life "accessible" for those with disabilities. As the public, via Congressional legislation, began demanding
that private enterprises bend over backwards to improve "access" to their facilities for the disabled, the bar of what "access" is has continually been lowered. And since nobody from "the public" has really raised much of a complaint about the massive increase in costs that this legislation has incurred on businesses nationwide, it's only natural that "the public" would expect that everything
should be changed to make life "easy" for the handicapped.
After all, changes that the Government mandates upon us never
cost a thing, do they?
Of course, the saddest thing about this whole episode is that even staunch conservatives
can't seem to recognize how destructive this continuing trend is. If this didn't stop with Congressionally-mandated curb ramps
, and it didn't stop with Judicially-mandated bathroom stalls
, where will
this mandatory appropriation end?
Will 100% of our economy still prove not to be enough when it comes to "improving" accessibility in American public life?