Safaricom Unveils Dot Braille Watch for Visually Impaired Mpesa Users

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(Last Updated On: November 27, 2018)

Safaricom has continued to come up with new inventions to expand its clientele base, this time coming up with a dot braille watch to enable the blind to be able to access Mpesa services independently.

The Mobile service provider revealed their newest invention on Friday, a project the company teamed up with Dot incorporation to come to make a reality. The DOT Braille Watch is a specialized smart gear that displays SMS notifications in braille enabling visually impaired users to read messages they receive on their smartphones.
The watch brings all the notifications from any app on a user’s smartphone directly to their wrist. Every text message received on the smartphone is instantly translated to Braille. This watch also provides its users with other daily practical features like time and date and an alarm clock.

This is the latest feature by Safaricom for its physically challenged users.


Credits: Nairobi news &Standard Digital

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