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Digital transactions for blind: Court seeks RBI, Centre's reply

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

The on Tuesday sought a reply from the (RBI) and the union government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed regarding the inaccessibility of digital financial transactions to visually impaired

The plea seeks for facilitating the digital financial transactions for the blind, as such transactions are inaccessible to 52 lakh blind Indian citizens. It also seeks standards to make physical currency accessible to visually impaired

The PIL was filed by Blind Graduates Forum of India, an NGO working for the blind people, claiming that inaccessibility of physical currency affects freedom and livelihood of blind people. It further says that that the blind people are facing hardships in identifying new currency

The PIL seeks the standards for the design of banknotes, making coins accessible to visually impaired, and making services, Point of Sales (POS) devices and digital transactions blind-friendly.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:45 IST