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RBI proposes notes identify app to help blind people

New Delhi – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposes to come out with a mobile application to aid people who are blind in identifying Indian currency notes.

Intaglio printing based identification marks for helping people who are blind in identification of denomination of banknotes are present in notes of Rs 100 and above.

The RBI has solicited bids from technology firms for developing the mobile application.

“The application should be able to identify denomination of legal tender 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,” said the request for proposal issued by the central bank.

Also, the mobile application should be searchable via voice option in all app stores, it said.

“The mobile application should be able to identify the bank note denomination in 2 seconds or less,” the RBI said, and added that the app should also work in offline mode without internet connection.

Read the full story at Economics Times