The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has launched the UBA Braille Account Opening Form in Kenya, a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to cater to the financial needs of the visually impaired.
This marks a significant step towards enhancing inclusivity and accessibility in banking services for visually impaired people.
In a statement, the bank said the introduction of Braille Account Opening Forms underscores its commitment to empowering persons living with disabilities by providing them with tailored solutions to access banking services independently and with ease.
This initiative aligns with UBA Kenya’s core values of inclusivity, diversity, and customer-centricity.
UBA Kenya is dedicated to ensuring that no one is left behind in its mission to provide inclusive financial services to all its customers.
The initiative was unveiled in Nairobi at an event attended by the Board and Management of the Bank, Kenya Bankers Association, the Kenya Society for the Blind, Persons Living with Disability, and Henry Wanyoike, a paralympic long-distance runner living with visual impairment.
“We are proud to pioneer the introduction of Braille Account Opening Forms in Kenya. Our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity is at the forefront of our operations,” said Chike Isiuwe, CEO UBA Kenya Bank.
“This initiative reflects our determination to provide banking services that cater to the diverse needs of our customers. The Braille form offers convenient and accessible banking to the visually impaired.”
In his remarks, Mr. Henry Wanyoike said, “Living with visual impairment, we have always been at the mercy of the reader or guide when we want to access services like open accounts for ourselves, but this account opening form has come to solve the problem of access which has previously been a huge limiting factor for people like me who are visually impaired.”