Smart money? Not for the visually impaired
Almost all Indian currency notes are the same width, making it a nightmare for visually impaired to differentiate between them. Each note is supposed to have a marking that denotes the specific denomination for the visually impaired. However, these markings tend to fade out over time due to wear and tear, making it an inefficient method of by which identify the notes.
How can we make Tiffy’s life easier?
For the many visually impaired, worries about being cheated of their money due to their disability is not just worrying, it’s also frustrating. Paul, a friend of Tiffy’s, who tinkered with inventions, came up with an idea. What if there was a cheap way to discern the difference between currency notes? A solution that used lengths and widths to distinguish a difference?
The Tiffy Template – a lifesaver and a life-changer
This solution is made up of a simple piece of PVC. The structure of this board allows the user to measure the currency notes accurately based on length, width and Braille markings. It helps Tiffy tell notes apart and only costs two rupees.
How you can help
Over 15 million people in India are visually impaired and they are all open to exploitation. The Tiffy Template will solve this problem once and for all. Making this will cost only two rupees each to make. That’s it. Two rupees. But we need your help to generate Rs 4,00,000 so we can make and distribute 2,00,000 of these, across India free of cost. Any additional amount over the 4 lakhs will go towards producing more templates for free distribution. A small contribution from you today, can change someone's everyday life for the better!
What happens next?
We already have requests from various institutions. We are just waiting to be able to produce and distribute them to these organisations.
We have more requests on the way.
- Envision Trust 500
- Divya Hastha Charitible Trust 200
- Sapient Nitrio Gurgaon - 1000
- Manjunath Babu (BMTC Blr) 50
- Deepam Trust 200
- Gayathri (Volunteer helping VI) 200
- Nav Jeevan Blind centre- Tirupati 500
- Netra Vidyalaya, Vishakapatnam 500
- Gift Abled 200
Risks and challenges
There is huge demand for this template and we do not anticipate any issues with distributing or producing the same .
1. Who will instruct the organizations wrt teaching the blind on how to use the TIFFY TEMPLATE ?
A)There will be a video on our portal displaying how this can be used. We will also be able to tell people at the institutes how this works on the phone or through a Skype call .They will in turn educate the blind.The template also has braille markings making it self explanatory. It is very very simple to use and any explanation does not take more than 3-5 mins.
2. How much time will you take to produce these templates ?
A) We can supply them in about 30-45 days after the campaign ends and we have received the funds.
3. What is the expiry date of this template for the user?
A) There is no expiry date. they can be used for as long as they last or if the currency note shapes /sizes are changed.