RBI launches Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI) application for visually impaired persons

RBI launches Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI) mobile app for visually impaired persons to identify denomination of Indian Banknotes.

RBI has launched a “Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI)”, a mobile application for aiding visually impaired persons to identify the denomination of Indian Banknotes.

Indian banknotes contain several features , i.e. intaglio printing, tactile mark, variable banknote size, large numerals, variable colour, monochromatic hues and patterns.

The mobile app uses the above features to enable the visually impaired (colour blind, partially sighted and blind people) to identify the denomination of the bank notes.

Mobile Aided Note Identifier

As per RBI press release, technological progress has opened up new opportunities for making Indian banknotes more accessible for the visually impaired, thereby facilitating their day to day transactions.

As announced in the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies of 2018, the RBI has developed a mobile application, MANI, which has the following features:

(a) It is Capable of identifying the denominations of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series banknote by checking front or reverse side/part of the note including half folded notes at various holding angles and broad range of light conditions (normal light/day light/low light/ etc.).

(b) It is Acapable of identifying the denomination through audio notification in Hindi/English and non-sonic mode such as vibration (suitable for those with vision and hearing impairment).

(c) After installation, the mobile application does not require internet and works in offline mode.

(d) Capability to navigate the mobile application via voice controls for accessing the application features wherever the underlying device & operating system combination supports voice enabled controls.

(e) The application is free and can be downloaded from the Android Play Store and iOS App Store without any charges/payment.

(f) This mobile application does not authenticate a note as being either genuine or counterfeit.

Download RBI MANI Mobile App Click Here >>

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