DivyaPay: Bridging the Digital Divide
The last two decades have witnessed remarkable technological inventions and advancements for solving the problems of humanity, thereby boosting the economy of the nation. Unfortunately, the avenue that deals with mitigating the hassles and challenges faced by people with disabilities or divyangjan, particularly in the financial field, is less explored. Nowadays, online transactions have become a necessity with the introduction of the Unified Payment Interface System, but people with physical disabilities lack the privilege to enjoy such a facility. This work proposes a system for divyangjans named DivyaPay, which is a Smartphone application for online payment built using Google’s Flutter Framework and written using Dart Language. The App has primarily two interfaces for two different categories of disabilities: Biometric Authentication for a Visually Impaired person and FaceID Authentication for an Amputee. The presence of a haptic feedback system provides a better user experience. The smart voice navigation facility helps the visually impaired person to navigate through the App easily. Various payment APIs like Razorpay, Stripe, etc. can be integrated for a faster, smoother, and secured payment transaction. Thus, the proposed system, which targets to fulfill United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Decent Work, Economic Growth and Reduced Inequalities, promotes the vision of Digital India amidst the physically disabled community by aiding them in performing cashless transactions safely and in a secured manner.
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