RBI launches app to help visually impaired


The Reserve Bank of India has launched an app to help visually impaired people identify banknotes.

The ‘mobile-aided note identifier’ can be downloaded on Android or Apple phones. When a person scans a banknote using their phone, the app reads the denomination aloud. For those with both visual and hearing impairment, the app can identify notes using vibrations.

The RBI said in a statement that banknotes already have several features to aid in their identification, including tactile features

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