Grameen goes mobile

For once, no cute headline, no snarky prose; this is a truly transformative announcement. Grameen’s new program will provide banking services to a billion of the world’s poorest would-be customers.  They will be using a wireless mobile platform, which says a lot about soaring ubiquity and plummeting cost.  We’re hoping (praying, really) that some attention is going to be paid to accessibility among all the other righteous concerns.

Obopay and Grameen Solutions Partner to Offer Mobile Banking Services – SlashPhone

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One Response to Grameen goes mobile

  1. No choice, really, if this is going to succeed; poverty is strongly tied to rates of not only illiteracy but also disability. If there ever was a project calling for every good principle of universal design to come into play, this is it.

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