The Blind Lead trust (BLT) Organization had conducted a survey for the project of ATM Talking Software in every headquarters of all the district in Meghalaya. This Project was sponsored by the Government of Meghalaya to the Blind Lead Trust organization and it is for the betterment of the visually impaired citizen of our State.
In the beginning we are going to proceed with this project until the end and after that we will submit the report to the Government and RBI(Reserve Bank of Indi) and hence, the Government and the RBI could come out with a certain solution on what they needed to do and what are the way and means that they are going to upgrade the machine in an assessible manner for the visually impaired user. The BLT member had completed the survey in all the district of Meghalaya i.e. in East Khasi Hills, Ri- Bhoi District, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, North Garo Hills, South Garo Hills and East Garo Hills district.
Here, in this Project the team member of BLT survey each and every corner of the district about the ATM machine. The first thing the BLT members investigate is whether the Machine is assessible for the visually impaired as the machine is a touch screen or keypad. Whether the machine has the availability of the braille tactile in all the options such as in card slot, cash slot, receipt and fingerprints. We also survey where the environment is friendly for the visually impaired. Whether the location is assessible not only for the visually impaired but for the locomotor and the person with disability.
We also hope that our organization will be able to accomplish and fulfill our goals. With this project it will help our blind friends to operate the ATM machine successfully and independently. The organization appreciates the State government for their support and consideration for the needs of our visually impaired community.