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Talking ATM app for the blind developed by students

Demonetisation hit many Indians hard, especially the blind, who like everyone else struggled to access their money and understand the new currency notes. In the midst of all the gloom, comes this thoughtful and much needed technology from students of IIT Madras.

At a special hackathon in Chennai showcasing accessible technologies, the highlight was an app, which makes it easier for the blind to find speech-enabled ATMs.

The founder of the Talking ATM app for the Blind is visually challenged himself. A social entrepreneur called Saidarshan Bagath decided to work on such an innovation as he found that locating ATMs is very hard for the blind.

The app has data on over 11,000 ATM machines of 10 different banks situated across India.

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