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Japan Launching App to Help Visually Impaired with Currency identification
Source: www.futuregov.asia
Source Date: Thursday, May 02, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: Japan
Created: May 02, 2013

The Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Japan are together working on a smartphone application to help the visually impaired identify and differentiate between banknotes.

The app will use a smartphone’s camera to scan each banknote and provide the user with audio feedback on the note’s denomination. The value of the note will also be displayed on the screen in large print for users with limited visual ability.

The app will help people with poor vision pay the right amount in their commercial transactions, and remove the need to carry additional devices to identify their cash. The app will work on regular commercial smartphones, including both iOS and Android devices.

The app is planned for release towards the end of this year.

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