[AI] Reserve Bank of India suggests app to help visually impaired people identify rupee notes

bhawani shankar verma bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Thu May 16 02:58:12 EDT 2019


how many blind persons use touch mobile phones? RBI have no study of it at 
all. even in cities we can not find good internet connectivity.



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From: Amit Bhatt
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impaired people identify rupee notes

I also deem that RBI should work on introducing a dedicated device to
identify Indian currencies. Some of the mobile appllications are already
there but these apps are not that much of consistent.

A dedicated hardware device may fulfill the requirement in offline mode
without using internet. Morover, such device can be useful in much crowd
area as marcket, railleway station and so on.

A Mobile application cannot be used efficiently in a crowded vegetable
marcket and many places where you don't have much time to identify the notes
and where internet connectivity is always interupted.
If not RBI, the Organizations bringing various assistive devices for the
blind may do this work in consultation with Reserve Bank of India.

Warm Regards,

Amit Bhatt

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> The RBI has really created a mess with these new series of notes.
> They must provide the hardware device similr to the one used in USA to all
> those who ask for it. Yes it may cost them quite a lot but they need to be
> punished for what they have done.
> Mobile apps are already there, why are they wasting public money on it.
>
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> Thanks to Amar for his judicious comments.
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> From: "Ramya Venkitesh" <ramya at barrierbreak.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:23 PM
> Subject: [AI] Reserve Bank of India suggests app to help visually impaired
> people identify rupee notes
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>> Source: Newz Hook <https://newzhook.com/story/22245>
>>
>> The visually impaired community in India is not able to access the new
>> currency notes as they are inaccessible. This makes cash transactions
>> challenging for around 80 lakh visually impaired people in the country.
>>
>> The lack of identifiable features such as the dimensions and tactile
>> marks, that can be felt and sensed by blind people through touch have
>> made the new notes a huge headache.
>>
>> The Reserve Bank of India says it is not feasible to completely remove
>> the new notes from circulation, and has proposed to use technology to
>> fix the problem. It has come forward with the idea of a mobile phone
>> application that can be used to identify rupee notes.
>>
>> While the move to find a solution, which comes after sustained
>> pressure from disability rights groups, has been appreciated,
>> technology may not offer the way forward says Mumbai-based lawyer Amar
>> Jain.
>>
>> I will say that it's one of the ways to solve the problem but it does
>> not address the underlying problem of the physical currency being
>> inaccessible by itself. I do understand the challenge of replacing a
>> large volume of currency notes printed and there is cost involved in
>> everything but at the same time we should take lessons from this and
>> should ensure that at least the future designs of currency notes are
>> accessible for blind people. I don't think to fix something like this
>> with technology is a holistic approach. - Amar Jain, Lawyer
>>
>> Technology companies interested in developing an app for currency
>> identification have been asked to submit bids to the Reserve Bank of
>> India.
>>
>> The RBI has sent out a proposal in this regard that outlines the
>> requirements from the app. The app needs to have features that are
>> accessible and can be used easily by the blind people. Some of the
>> features
>> are:
>>
>> * The app should be able to identify banknotes of Mahatma Gandhi
>> Series and Mahatma Gandhi New series by capturing the image of the
>> notes placed in front of mobile camera or scrolled across it.
>> * Should be able to identify the note within a duration of two seconds
>> or less.
>> * Work in offline mode without Internet connection.
>> * Interface should be available with multi-lingual support or at least
>> Hindi and English.
>> * Provide audio notifications.
>> * Users should be able to find the app in all the app stores using the
>> voice option.
>>
>> While the app may help some, what about those who do not have access
>> to this technology? asks Vishal Kumar Jain.
>>
>> Jain, who is a member of BGFI-Blind Graduates' Forum of India says,
>> most people with visual disabilities in India do not have access to
>> smartphones and have limited opportunities to learn using screen
>> reading technology to operate a phone. "Also, the RBI doesn't seem to
>> have conducted any structured user needs study before specifying the
>> requirements in the tender", adds Jain. "Imagine the practicality of
>> holding a white cane in one hand in a crowded noisy street, while
>> using the other hand to hold the phone and point the camera accurately
>> towards currency, without being able to see".
>>
>> A better approach he says would be to have a small wearable device.
>>
>> The Central Bank of India and the Centre will need to step up and make
>> sure that such missteps do not occur again in the future and that
>> whenever currency is designed, it is done with thorough consideration.
>> This is true not just for currency but digital transactions, banks and
>> ATMs too.
>>
>> Thanks & Regards
>>
>> Ramya Venkitesh |Head New Initiatives
>>
>> Newz Hook <http://www.newzhook.com/>
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