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Safaricom Kenya’s largest telecommunication operator, Safaricom has introduced a DOT Braille Watch to enable blind persons to access M-PESA services with ease

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Safaricom has doubled its efforts in creating an enabling environment for the Blind and visually impaired.

play Safaricom now introduces M-PESA services in Braille (Bizna Kenya)

 

  • Persons living with visual impairment and blindness can now access M-PESA messages independently in braille format and conduct financial transactions.

  • The DOT Braille Watch is a result of a partnership between Safaricom and DOT incorporation.

Kenya’s largest telecommunication operator, Safaricom has moved to empower persons living with disability.

Persons living with visual impairment and blindness can now access M-PESA messages independently in braille format and conduct financial transactions with confidentiality following the introduction of DOT Braille Watch.

play Phyllis Leina Lecturer At Machakos Teachers College(left)Chief Financial Services Officer Sitoyo Lopokoiyoit(center)and )Dot Incorporation PR Marketing Manager Ah Rum Cho gifting Phyllis Leina with the Dot Braille Watch at the Korean Trade Fair At Village Market. (courtesy)

 

The DOT Braille Watch is a result of a partnership between Safaricom and DOT incorporation. The Dot Braille Watch is an innovation that is an equivalent of a smart gear that displays SMS notifications in braille hence enabling a visually impaired person to read.

“We are committed to the empowerment of persons with disability by facilitating the availability and affordability of assistive devices and technologies in line with our mission to transform lives. This partnership with DOT incorporation will make life easier for our visually impaired and blind customers through innovation,” said Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Officer, Financial Services at Safaricom.

play Persons living with visual impairment and blindness can now access M-PESA messages independently in braille format and conduct financial transactions with confidentiality following the introduction of DOT Braille Watch. (Mashable)

 

Safaricom has doubled its efforts in creating an enabling environment for the Blind and visually impaired, through call optimization where the special trained call agents can directly receive call queries from this group of people.

Last year, Safaricom introduced the Interactive Voice Response (IVR), an M-PESA solution that would enable the visually impaired and blind customers to be in control of their M-PESA transactions.

play Safaricom Chief Financial Services Officer Sitoyo Lopokoiyoit(left)Dot Incorporation PR Marketing Manager Ah Rum Choi(rights) signing off the memorandum of understanding, for the Dot Incorporation gadgets watch, at the Korean Trade Fair at Village Market. (courtesy)

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