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In Preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

Qatar Assistive Technology Center “Mada” participated in a delegation formed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to study the Russian experience in organizing the FIFA World Cup in 2018. In accordance with its specialties, which include ensuring...

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Assistive Technology and Hearing Impairments Success Stories

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

Jawaher is a 25 years old Qatari woman with hearing hardness, she is a high school graduate from deaf school from 2006 and since then she was attending training courses and events at The Qatari Center of Social Cultural for the Deaf. Aisha is a 20 years old Qatari...

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“Access to Employment” Program A Successful Model for Persons with Disabilities to Qualify for Employment in Accordance with International Standards

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

What is this program? Access to Employment Program is a personalized employment program with a real difference that it helps persons with disabilities reach their true potential and become successful members of society. The program was a supportive, encouraging, and...

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Dream, Believe and Act by Lobna Smida

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

These three concepts have totally changed my life when I’ve come to the question: “How shall I believe that my disability should be a trigger and never be considered as an obstacle?” When I was a child I used to hear that my disability was a kind of a barrier. I...

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GREAT 2018 The 2nd Edition of Mada’s Annual Conference

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif al- Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, the Qatar Assistive Technology Center “Mada” held the Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology Conference “GREAT 2018” from April 23 to 25. The second...

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The Gifted Mursi Seraj: A Success Story in the World of Technology

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

In the summer of 2017, Mursi Seraj started a month-long tenure at MADA Assistive Technology Center. The initial purpose of this tenure was to complete an academic project that had failed to satisfy the criteria set forth by the school. However, the project- the first...

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Qatar e-Accessibility Score for Government Websites reaches 92%

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

As part of the implementation of the digital and web accessibility policies and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, MADA Assistive Technology Center has launched a project that focuses on enhancing...

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QAR Money Reader: A Banknote Recognition App for People with Visual Impairments

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

Identifying the value of banknotes is one of the main challenges faced by people with visual impairments. Such challenges make it hard to exercise basic daily activities, like needing to seek assistance to determine the value of such bills and to disclose sensitive...

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Tawasol App: An Arabic Augmentative and Alternative Communication Solution

Research article Open access | Available online on September 8th, 2019 | Last update: September 8th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

There is a significant lack of Arabic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions for people with disabilities, which negatively affects their ability to communicate verbally. “Tawasol App” is one of the first Arabic-language solutions for AAC that...

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