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  • 2008 - A U.S. Federal court rules that the country's paper money will need to be redesigned to have a tactile indicator. The current bills violate the Rehabilitation Act's guarantee of "meaningful access".[1]


Births

  • 1954 - David Paterson - American politician. Paterson is the first African American and legally blind Lieutenant Governor of New York.[2]


References

  1. "Paper money unfair to blind - court." CNN Money. May 20, 2008. Cable News Network. Accessed on May 20, 2008.
  2. "New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns Effective Monday Amid Links to Prostitution Ring ." Fox News Online. FOX News Network, LLC. March 12, 2008. Accessed on March 12, 2008.