RBI launched MANI app to aid visually challenged to identify notes

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In order to aid the differently-abled, the RBI has launched a mobile app that identifies the currency notes. By using the application the visually challenged can identify the denomination of the notes. Once the app is installed, it can be used offline also.

The app which was named MANI has an acronym for note identifier will scan the notes using the camera and the audio will be out after scanning the note which is available in Hindi and English languages.

The app will be available on Android and IOS operating systems both and was launched by Shaktikanta Das, RBI Governor.

"Indian banknotes contain several features, which enable the visually impaired (colour blind, partially sighted and blind people) to identify them, viz., intaglio printing and tactile mark, variable banknote size, large numerals, variable colour, monochromatic hues and patterns," the press release read.

"After installation, the mobile application does not require internet and works in offline mode. It has the ability to navigate the mobile application via voice controls for accessing the application features wherever the underlying device and operating system combination supports voice-enabled controls," the press release added.
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