ACB's Accessible Currency Rally Takes Place in 1 Week!

Carla Ruschival

Read on for information about ACB's rally for accessible paper money
and find out how we all can help, even if we cannot be at the rally in

From: Kelly Gasque <kgasque@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2023 19:18:29 +0000
Subject: [Leadership] ACB's Accessible Currency Rally Takes Place in 1 Week!

Nearly five decades of broken
promises<> to the blind and low
vision community has left the United States an outlier in the
developed world – the only country whose paper currency is
inaccessible to those with disabilities. But together we can push the
Biden Administration and US Treasury to put us on a course to
accessible and inclusive currency for all.

The US Treasury is currently redesigning the $20 bill to include a
portrait of Harriet Tubman, and a 2008 Federal Court Order says that
any new currency redesigns must include accommodations to individuals
who are blind or low vision. The Administration is hoping to sneak
through the redesign without making the bills accessible – they’re
hoping we won’t notice or put up a fight.

That’s why on March 10th – Harriet Tubman Day – we’re coming together
for a rally in front of the White House with one clear demand: we need
accessible and inclusive currency now! Join us at 1:30pm in Lafayette
Square and let’s show the Administration we won’t let them kick the
can down the road again!

This isn’t rocket science. The solutions are clear – different size
notes, braille, large print denominations, high color contrast –
that’s why they’ve been implemented by over a hundred countries around
the world.

It’s time for the Biden Administration to step up to the plate and
commit to currency that's both accessible and inclusive. Let’s show
them we’re serious – Click here to RSVP.

Even if you can't make it in person, you can still RSVP for the rally
to show your support!

Since 1961 the American Council of the Blind has been working to
increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to
improve the quality of life of all individuals who are blind or
experiencing vision loss – see you on March 10th to keep up the fight.