Nafath Category: Nafath 09

5 Types of Innovative Technologies to enhance the Lives of the Elderly

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

Mada centre has launched many initiatives to improve the life, environment and independence of the elderly through ICT accessibility. These initiatives include introducing the "Independent living Guide" and @TWASEL training program for the elderly in cooperation with Ehsan...

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Technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

Those who are deaf or hard of hearing often have several limitations in their daily lives in accessing technology. It is difficult for the deaf or hard of hearing community to communicate and perceive information compared to hearing people. To receive and communicate...

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Tawasol Symbols to Support Communication and their Impact on Students with Learning Disabilities

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Individuals with profound speech and language difficulties rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems to supplement or replace existing speech in order to effectively communicate with others. AAC is...

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BONOCLE: The next-gen AT Device for the Visually Impaired

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

As part of the Mada Innovation Program, Mada Center partnered with Seedstars to promote Arabic Assistive Technology solutions with the ultimate goal of supporting accessibility startups in Qatar and the Middle East to enable Person with Functional Limitations (PFLs) and...

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Can Innovation be inclusive? A view from Qatar

Dena Al-Thani

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

College of Science and Engineering Hamad Bin Khalifa University As a researcher, I have always enjoyed developing new technologies especially when it comes to supporting people with disabilities. Over the years, our group at the College of Science and Engineering at...

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Accessible Museums Virtual tours for people with physical impairment

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

In recent years we can use maps apps to view any location we want from the comfort of our own home. We can view our local area or plan far-reaching travels, from mapping out journeys to viewing significant cultural institutes to help us prioritise and coordinate. This...

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Mada Reviews Office 365 for Inclusive Classrooms and Curriculum

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 gives us the tools to create online learning platforms for schools that enable equal access for all students at any time. Students receive assignments, announcements and grades online and can participate in discussions and conversations at a time and a...

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Use of Robots in Accessible Customer Services

Mada Center

Research article Open access | Available online on: 04 September, 2019 | Last update: 28 October, 2021

September 4, 2019

Mada Center 2019 – 2021 strategy highlighted two strategic sectors to support ICT accessibility in; education and culture. The culture sector includes many sub-fields dealing with various settings including entertainment and retail. Mada Innovation Program has the task of...

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