May 21, 2008

The end is near

Via Hot Air comes this court ruling: "U.S. currency is discriminatory towards the blind."

Wow. No one saw that coming.

I can't say that I'm surprised. Ever since I saw Braille drive-up ATMs, I've known that common sense and reason had decided to take a permanent vacation. Also, since websites have been sued under this stupid fucking vague-ass on purpose law for not being blind accessible, I've merely been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Update: Via Gabriel Major comes this link to Hans Bader. Money quote:

The appeals court wrongly gave short shrift to the burden imposed on third parties, suggesting that it did not even need to be considered, even though other federal court rulings recognize that an institution is not required to accommodate a disability or religious practice if doing so would unduly burden third parties. ...As Judge Randolph noted in dissent, “There are approximately 7,000,000 food and beverage vending machines in the United States; by one estimate, it would cost $3.5 billion to retool or replace these machines.”

I'm gonna sue the estate of Gary Gygax for making me like Kryptonite to women. D&D is discriminatory against social misfits and losers because, well, I'll simply ask the clowns in the 9th Circuit to make up some shit for me. It's what they do and they're good at it.

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1 would be easier and cheaper just to buy every blind person a Nokia phone that can read you bills and talk to you...but of course that might mean less money for litigation lawyers

Posted by: Nancy Reyes at May 22, 2008 05:15 PM (3uut/)

2 You see Braille keypads at drive up ATMs because common sense says manufacturers can make ONE keypad they use everywhere. That there is Braille on a drive up ATM is a don't care.

Posted by: Max at May 25, 2008 03:40 PM (azeXp)

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