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Digital Map

An approach to accessible digital map experiences

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

As a former cartographer, and now an accessibility and user experience consultant, I’ve always been interested in the topic of accessible maps. This topic is also a challenge to many of our clients, who worry about the accessibility of the maps on their web sites and...

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Detecting Attention of Children with Autism

Detecting Attention of Children with Autism Spectrum through Face-Tracking Technology

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with deficits in social communication and repetitive patterns of behavior. This developmental disorder affects one in 160 children worldwide. In particular, a cross-sectional survey on the prevalence of ASD in...

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Code Jumper

Code Jumper – Paving the Way for Blind Students in STEM Fields

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Two years ago, we listened as our 8-year-old son and his classmates demonstrated how they could program a lighted, clear plastic ball called Sphero to whiz across the school gymnasium floor; turning, flashing and interacting with other Spheros. Every once in a while, we...

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SpeakLiz

SpeakLiz & VisionCommunication Apps for People with Hearing and Visual Impairment.

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

The Challenge In general, and often not considered by societies and governments as a high priority, the whole world has a pending challenge: making it more accessible for people with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 25% of the world...

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Tips for effective learning

Tips for Effective Inclusive Remote Learning

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

During the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, most schools in Qatar were closed and started teaching students remotely. There were a few legitimate questions and worries that instantly cropped up from day one concerning remote education such as, are we ready for it?...

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Tawasol

Tawasol AAC Symbols and Inclusive Education

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

The use of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) symbol-set is vital in fostering successful inclusion of students with learning and communication disabilities within an education environment. The integration of AAC into daily school activities can lead to...

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Developing an Application for the Diagnosis of Aphasia in Arabic

Developing an Application for the Diagnosis of Aphasia in Arabic

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Researchers at Qatar University in the field of English Language and Linguistics under the supervision of Dr. Tariq Khuwaila developed a diagnostic test for patients with aphasia that results from a stroke. This project was implemented to be the first initiative of its kind...

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Lazarillo

Lazarillo App: Orientation and Autonomy for People with Visual Impairment

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Technology is changing the way we interact with the world and access to services and products. Companies are eager to use technology to reach as many clients as possible. Although many companies are missing digital accessibility, leaving a growing population out without...

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Instagram

Social Media Accessible for All – Instagram

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Accessible Social Media This article will showcase some of the ways Instagram has been designed to be accessible to people with disabilities, thereby enabling everyone to easily share and access contents. The article is part of a Nafath series that addresses different...

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Mada Fablab

Mada Fablab – Social Transformation through accessible Digital Fabrication

Research article Open access | Available online on October 5th, 2020 | Last update: October 5th, 2020

October 5th, 2020

Digital Technology Access and Inclusion Today, more than half of the world's population is using the internet, that means that the way its cooperated and communicated among citizens, and between citizens and the governments is changing dramatically. However, according...

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