ATM for people with special needs

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Dubai, Nov 27 (UNI) The UAE is all set to launch the first customised automated teller machines (ATM) network for the differently-abled people in the West Asia.

The first of its kind in the region, the service will start operating by next year and it aims to offer innovative banking solutions to all groups in the community including the people with special needs, especially people in wheelchairs.

Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) will head the project and a study is being conducted to make the network more user-friendly and safe, CEO of the bank Mohammad Abdullah said.

''Design of the specially-tailored ATM had been finalised and manufacturing is on. Wheel chaired clients can make all banking operations customised on the ATM from cash withdrawal and deposit, printing out banking statements, paying bills of telephone, water and electricity services, and charity donations to money transfer,'' the Gulf News quoted SIB head of communications Qasim Al Balouchi as saying.


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