‘MANI’ for the visually challenged people

'MANI' for the visually challenged people

With the advancement and development of new technologies, life is getting easier. In today’ s competitive world everyone has to be up to date. Keeping this thought in mind The Reserve Bank of India has launched an app called MANI app.

It will be very much helpful for visually challenged people. Earlier the blinds had to depend on others for transactions but now ‘MANI’ will help them to identify the denomination of currency notes. After demonetization that happened in November 2016 ,The Central Bank introduced different currency notes under the Mahatma Gandhi series and significant changes were made in size and designs of currency notes. When the banknotes of ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500 and ₹2,000 came to the market , many had complained that they were having problems while identifying new notes.

So in order to solve their problem, Mr.Shanktikanta Das the governor of RBI has launched this app on January 1,Wednesday,.’MANI’ stands for  ‘Mobile Aided Note Identifier’. According to the Central bank this mobile app can work offline once it gets installed. No additional internet charged are applied for this purpose. Anyone can download it for free from Android Play store or iOS App Store.

The instructions for downloading the app are given below.

1)Visit the Google Play Store and type ‘MANI’.

(2) Click on the ‘download’ option.

(3) After download, install the app on the mobile phone.

(4)Allow the app to have access to your mobile camera

(4) The instructions to install MANI are audio-based.

The app scans the currency notes with the help of simple mobile camera and produce the accurate result.It can easily identify by checking the front or back portion of the note. Even if the note is folded from any angle the app will be able to recognize it.Many had questions regarding visibility to which RBI has said that it can work in normal day light, low light and in normal light as well. It is also capable of providing audio output in two languages, namely Hindi and English. Additionally, identification of denomination through non -sonic mode such as vibration is also available which in turn helps people with vision and hearing impairment. Since the new Indian banknotes contain several features it enables the visually impaired (color blind, partially sighted and blind people) to identify them, viz., intaglio printing and tactile mark, variable banknote size, large numerals, variable color, monochromatic hues, and patterns. However the app does not guarantee or authenticate whether the note is genuine or counterfeit.

(3) After download, install the app on the mobile phone.

(4)Allow the app to have access to your mobile camera

(4) The instructions to install MANI are audio-based.

 

The app scans the currency notes with the help of simple mobile camera and produce the accurate result.It can easily identify by checking the front or back portion of the note. Even if the note is folded from any angle the app will be able to recognize it.Many had questions regarding visibility to which RBI has said that it can work in normal day light, low light and in normal light as well. It is also capable of providing audio output in two languages, namely Hindi and English. Additionally, identification of denomination through non -sonic mode such as vibration is also available which in turn helps people with vision and hearing impairment. Since the new Indian banknotes contain several features it enables the visually impaired (color blind, partially sighted and blind people) to identify them, viz., intaglio printing and tactile mark, variable banknote size, large numerals, variable color, monochromatic hues, and patterns. However the app does not guarantee or authenticate whether the note is genuine or counterfeit.

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *