Visiting the bank to carry out normal financial transactions used to be a heavy task for People of Determination (PoD) until a range of amazing technologies came into existence which made a significant change in the accessibility levels of the banking industry.
The UAE is following the remarkable practices in the world related to banking services for PoD. Some of the banks have introduced services for them to carry out normal financial transactions independently without facing any hassles.
In line with the UAE’s vision to make the country friendly for PoD, the AccessAbilities Expo (AAE) is committing its efforts to introduce the latest technology for PoD for carrying out normal banking transactions.
Some of the UAE banks are taking steps in order to achieve the target for offering smart solutions for the People of Determination in the financial services.
At the 3rd AccessAbilities Expo that will be conducting from November 5th to 7th 2019 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), new PoD-friendly technologies will be unveiled. Synchronized Business Solutions (SBS) will be showcasing DOT Mini, the world’s first ever smart media device that enables visually impaired people to read and communicate via Braille system, the device helps PoD carry out bank transactions completely by themselves. DOT Mini is the revolution for 285 million blind and visually impaired people worldwide who have extremely limited access to written knowledge.
Remarked Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions Middle East, which is organizing the AAE jointly with Nadd Al Shiba PR and Event Management: “The UAE leads the Middle East in terms of providing the most innovative services for PoD. The ability to function independently remains a priority for them and leading banks in the UAE like Emirates NBD, Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) and Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) are offering smart services to fulfill this requirement. Many of the latest technologies available around the world to help PoD perform basic day to day functions like banking will be showcased at this year’s AccessAbilities Expo.”
Around one billion people worldwide are experiencing disabilities with 50 million in the Middle East. A study on the barriers to banking which involved customers in three disability groups – mobility, hearing and vision. Accessible technology is friendlier for less tech-savvy users among PoD. Voice-activated ATMs now help customers who are unable to read the screen to use the machine with the information delivered through a telephone handset and supported by speech recognition software.