Nafath aims to be a key information resource for disseminating the facts about latest trends and innovation in the field of ICT Accessibility. It is published in English and Arabic languages on a quarterly basis and intends to be a window of information to the world, highlighting the pioneering work done in our field to meet the growing demands of ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technology products and services in Qatar and the Arab region.
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Emerging Accessibility Solutions for Physical & Mobility Impairments

Anirban Lahiri

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction Innovation has played a substantial role in the field of Accessibility to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) throughout the past decade. The impact of these groundbreaking achievements has been reflected throughout all industries including...

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A review of assistive smart-home technology for people with physical and mobility disabilities

Oussama El Ghoul

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction Home automation, through computers, electronics, and telecommunications, is at the service of people with disability in terms of security, comfort, and social bonding. It is based on the ability to interact remotely with the house's equipment, which makes...

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Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord to rejuvenate dormant circuits in people with physical disability

Ahmed Elsheikh

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction With the emerging new technology aids such as Spinal Cord Electrical Stimulators, new hope is being found for people who have suffered spinal cord or brain injuries that led to severe mobility issues and sometimes total paralysis. Brains usually are passing...

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Tawsol Symbols 3D – Towards an innovative Picture Exchange Communication Systems PECS

Achraf Othman

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction Pictograms (also called symbols) are widely used in daily life as a type of visual language, such as transportation venue signs (airport, rail station, etc.), road signs, care symbols on clothing, or direction symbols (Tijus et al., 2007). This shows how...

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Improving communication for children with ASD using AAC

Soojin Jang

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms are...

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A Learn App: Mobile augmented reality vocabulary learning application

Dena Al-Thani, Achraf Othman, Al-Dana Mohannadi

Research article Open access | Available online on: 26 October, 2021 | Last update: 10 November, 2021

October 26, 2021

1. Introduction In cooperation with its strategic partners, Mada Center works to identify the needs of persons with disabilities for assistive technology and digital access solutions in Arabic. The center has supported start-ups and entrepreneurs to localize technological...

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