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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Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies (IAT) for persons with dementia

Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies (IAT) for persons with dementia

Suzanne H. Hammad and Dena Al-Thani

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

Advances in technologies and innovations over the past decade have sought solutions to ease the burden on caregivers and help persons with dementia live more independently and improve their overall wellbeing. Intelligent Assistive Technologies (IAT) for persons with ADRD...

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A.I, Robotics, and the Internet of Things for ICT Accessibility and AT

A.I, Robotics, and the Internet of Things for ICT Accessibility and AT

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

Traditionally, assistive technology is considered a separate form of technology designed for persons with disabilities. This kind of technology focuses mainly on tasks like movement, reading, writing, controlling devices, and hearing. However, the modulization of products...

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Inclusive ICTs in Education

Inclusive ICTs in Education

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

There is no doubt that education is one of the most vital areas in societies, as the development and progress of peoples are mainly linked to the effectiveness and quality of their education systems. Today in the digital age, learners are looking for innovative learning...

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COVID-19 and Remote Working Trends for PWDs

COVID-19 and Remote Working Trends for PWDs

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

Considering the way we work and learn now, and how our methods have drastically changed, the year 2020 will be long remembered as the COVID-19 year. Many workers were forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and students in many countries resorted to remote...

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Real-time Notification and Response During Pandemics

Real-time Notification and Response During Pandemics

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

Emergency notification during pandemics is part of broader risk management, company-wide communication and emergency planning strategies, to improve communication, workflow, and services before, during, and after an emergency. As it is very important that the message is...

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Accessible Wayfinding Solutions for Persons with Disabilities

Accessible Wayfinding Solutions for Persons with Disabilities

Research article Open access | Available online on May 6th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 6th, 2021

The task of navigating through new spaces can often be challenging for people with disabilities, and especially for people with visual disabilities and the elderly unless they were already acquainted with the pathways and key landmarks. This applies to both indoor and...

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Can Technology Motivate the Elderly to Live Independently? A Perspective Article

Can Technology Motivate the Elderly to Live Independently? A Perspective Article

Dr. Dena Al Thani

Research article Open access | Available online on May 24th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 24th, 2021

Technology-supported coaching in conjunction with a variety of persuasive methods can be considered of great potential in supporting the elderly independent living. One of the goals of persuasive technology is to promote and initiate behavioral change. Persuasive technology...

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Web Content Guidelines Accessibility 2.2: What's new?

Web Content Guidelines Accessibility 2.2: What’s new?

Research article Open access | Available online on May 24th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 24th, 2021

Mada Center Qatar is a W3C member working on the localization of the international standards and guidelines to enhance the digital accessibility journey of persons with disabilities and the Elderly, Since January 2020, Mada leads the Authorized Arabic Translation of WCAG...

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Digital Fabrication and Assistive Technology

Digital Fabrication and Assistive Technology

Achraf Ben Jamaa

Research article Open access | Available online on May 24th, 2021 | Last update: October 12th, 2021

May 24th, 2021

Mada Innovation Program aims to encourage innovators to create Arab technological solutions for people with disabilities and the elderly in Qatar and the Arab world. This program seeks to support and develop innovations and skills necessary to manufacture assistive...

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