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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Qatari Money Reader: A smart mobile app to support persons with visual impairment – Supported by Mada Innovation Program

Anwar Almojarkesh, Shahbaz Ahmed

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

In 2018, Innovation Factory Limited developed a unique smartphone application called “Qatari Money Reader” fully funded through the direct grant stream under the Mada Innovation Program (MIP, 2021). The app can scan and identify Qatari currency by just using...

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Toward Accessible Online Learning for Visually Impaired and Blind Students

Mohamed Koutheair Khribi

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

The widespread adoption of blended and hybrid learning models, and the increased use of learning technologies, especially in recent years, have caused several challenges for students with disabilities as they are facing more complex barriers accessing and using...

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Thinkerbell Annie: World’s First Self-Learning Braille Literacy Device – Supported by Mada Innovation Program

Sanskriti Dawle, Shahbaz Ahmed

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

In 2016, a four-member team from Thinkerbell labs came together in building an innovative, accessible literacy braille device to make education inclusive for people with visual impairment. Developed by Thinkerbell Labs, Annie is a self-learning braille device that...

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Review of Robotics Systems Available to aid Visually Impaired Persons

Ahmed Elsheikh

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

The need for assistance robots has risen dramatically in this time of age for persons with disabilities particularity for visually impaired persons as their number continues to rise. For them independent living can be performed by an aid robot which is one of the...

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Innovative ICT Accessibility solutions in stadiums and fan zones for persons with visual impairment and blindness

Al-Dana Al-Mohannadi

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

  The present article discuss how innovative solutions can be utilized in the fan zones to ease and improve the overall experience for persons with visual impairment and blindness. First, it will examine how wayfinding solutions can help persons with disabilities...

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Unified Arabic Braille Portal by Mada: Innovative digital resource to reduce braille literacy in the Arab region

Achraf Othman, Oussama El Ghoul

Research article Open access | Available online on: 25 January, 2022 | Last update: 20 March, 2022

January 25, 2022

Abtract  Given the rise of audiobooks, does braille still have a role to play in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired? For people who are blind, knowing Braille is the equivalent of knowing to read and write print by someone with sight. It is a unique...

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