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New Silver dollar…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on 3, July 2008 by chockblock

My wife is blind. At a distance of five feet she can tell what I am wearing, but can’t read the letters of my name on my uniform.

It seems like a little thing, but trust me this helps a lot:

Officials unveiled the prototype of the first U.S. coin with readable Braille characters on Wednesday — a silver dollar commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the alphabet for the blind.
A new silver dollar commemorates the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the alphabet for the blind.

The coin’s display opened the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in Dallas.

source: CNN.COM

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