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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 for Arabic Web Content

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

As the pioneer of accessibility innovation in the region, Assistive Technology Center “Mada” has always worked to promote Arabic AT solutions and support the provision of international best practices and standards in Arabic. E-Accessibility is one of the key rights...

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BrailleNote Touch 32: Reviewed by Mada

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

The introduction of Braille Notetakers had revolutionized access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for persons with visual impairments. Notetakers serve as an ideal Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) for persons with visual impairments due to their inherent...

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SUNU BAND: Independent Mobility and Spatial Freedom for the Blind Community

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

Independent mobility and foot navigation is one of the fundamental challenges facing blind and visually impaired community. The most basic mobility aids used by individuals with blindness and visual impairments is the white cane. Navigating with a white cane has its...

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Mada Innovation Program highlights: PenCam – Innovation for the Visual Impaired Community

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

What is PenCam? PenCam is designed to help legally blind people to read and write. More than 200 million people worldwide have either Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), or other forms of visual impairment that lead to the individual’s...

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Hukoomi Portal The First Information Portal for Persons with Disability in Qatar

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

Believing that persons with disabilities are an integral part of society and that their participation in development must be guaranteed, the State of Qatar ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008. In article 9 - "Accessibility", the...

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The Latest Android Accessibility Suite

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

To ensure access to Android Operating System by persons with disabilities, “Mada” Assistive Technology Center reviewed the latest version of Android Accessibility Suite launched in August 2018. The new version introduced enhanced features that improve accessibility for...

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Importance of Accessible Gaming for People with Disabilities

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

As part of Mada’s efforts to improve social integration and education, Mada conducted a specialized best practice report on accessible gaming for people with disabilities focusing on ways to increase the availability of localized accessible games. In recent years,...

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Mada Innovation Program Presents: TextHelp Read&Write Arabic

Research article Open access | Available online on September 5th, 2019 | Last update: September 5th, 2019

September 5th, 2019

As part of its efforts to expand the range of Arabic Assistive Technology (AT) to support the education sector in Qatar and the Arab Region, Assistive Technology Center “Mada” has actively focused on bringing new Arabic AT to the market. Designed and tested alongside...

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