As part of its twin goals of promoting new payment systems and supporting inclusive development for persons with disabilities (PWD), USAID is working to identify and mitigate the implicit and explicit barriers to entry to economic enterprise, including those related to PWD. USAID is partnering with The Perkins School for the Blind and mobile network operators to focus on the visually impaired, within the context of discussing appropriate technology-based new payments systems.
Integrating cost-effective adaptive technology into current systems could increase utilization of MFS by PWD, allowing visually impaired end-users the opportunity to take advantage of a full range of financial payments systems that forms an increasingly more prominent role in economic enterprise. Aubrey Webson, Director of Perkins’ International Programs, and Martin Kieti, Senior Consultant at the Perkins’ Institute’s Institutional Development Program, will discuss how the pilot initiative will address these broader issues.
This event is located at the QED Group LLC's offices in Washington, DC, and also as a webinar.