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Mada Assistive Technology Portal is the first specialized digital platform in the Arabic language that provides a wide range of information, resources and assistive technology services for persons with disabilities, elderly, parents and professionals in this field, with the aim of benefiting from high quality services and raising awareness in the field of assistive technology to enable and to promote the independence of persons with disabilities and the elderly.

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Vision Impairment

Vision

This type of assistive technology provides solutions that support visual stimuli and support the sense of shape, size and color. Individuals who may benefit from this technology include persons who are blind, persons with low vision, or those with conditions that limit their ability to recognize visual stimuli.

Physical Impairment

Physical

Persons with mobility impairments often have difficulties using traditional ways of interacting with computing devices (i.e. using a keyboard and a mouse). Therefore, the assistive technology available in computers and assistive technology devices intended for persons with disabilities enables access, interaction with, and use of computing devices independently to obtain information and access websites.
Individuals with motor, sensory, cognitive, or learning disabilities may also benefit from these assistive technology options.

Hearing Impairment

Hearing

Assistive technology for people with hearing disabilities either amplifies sound or converts it into visual or tactile signals. These products are designed to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing people who need help with communication, access to media, and awareness of the sounds around them.

Communication Impairment

Speech Communication

Assistive technology for verbal communication, also known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, was developed to help people with speech difficulties communicate verbally or face to face. These devices may be useful for a wide range of people, including those whose ability to speak has been affected since birth (such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome), those who have lost their ability to speak due to medical problems (such as stroke or brain injury), and those who have temporary communication challenges.

Learning Difficulties

Learning and Cognition

Various assistive technology solutions provide people with learning and cognitive disabilities access to teaching and learning activities, develop cognitive abilities, and apply acquired knowledge and skills.

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Success Stories

Meet Hamad

12-year-old Hamad was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a condition which limits his mobility. Simple tasks like studying, moving, and gaming with friends, were extremely challenging.
We at Mada offered Hamad a variety of Assistive technologies which facilitated his day-to-day tasks and made his dream of becoming the first Qatari boy to ever start a YouTube gaming channel possible.

Meet Saoud

Saoud is a young adult in a wheelchair who has Cerebral Palsy. Saoud is a highly motivated and committed individual with excellent people skills and a genuine interest in helping others.
He was part of the Access to Employment Program delivered by Mada and now he works at Um Salal Primary School. Saoud uses Arabic BigKeys with a keyguard and a joystick mouse to access the computer for his daily tasks.

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