Nafath

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.

Nafath Issue 11

Artificial Intelligence & Accessibility

Artificial Intelligence & Accessibility

October 25th, 2019

Increasingly, Artificial Intelligence (AI) research is consistent and continues to advance. Artificial Intelligence represents machine capabilities that, in the past, would have only been possible through human intelligence. Since this definition is subjective, artificial...

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SpeechWatch World’s First Standalone AAC Smartwatch

SpeechWatch World’s First Standalone AAC Smartwatch

October 24th, 2019

In line with Mada’s continuous efforts to keep up with the latest assistive technology innovations, our Assistive Technology team has reviewed a new AAC speech device that is enjoying considerable success with users and practitioners. SpeechWatch is the world’s first...

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Teaching Schematics to Blind People

Teaching Schematics to Blind People

October 24th, 2019

People with visual disabilities face a variety of challenges to perform dayto- day living activities. These could include everything from complex tasks such as navigating indoor spaces to simpler ones such as reading user instructions for purchased items. Over the past...

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Microsoft Seeing AI

Microsoft Seeing AI

October 24th, 2019

Seeing Al is an application developed by Microsoft, that turns the visual world into an audible experience for those with visual impairments. Harnessing developments in artificial intelligence, it utilizes the phone’s camera and links with the VoiceOver function allowing...

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AssistiveTouch Factsheet

AssistiveTouch Factsheet

October 24th, 2019

AssistiveTouch on iOS: iOS devices are remarkably intuitive and easy to use, but some of its features are inaccessible if you can’t touch the screen. AssistiveTouch is a feature in iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) that helps you adapt your iOS device if you have...

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The Microsoft HoloLens 2

The Microsoft HoloLens 2

October 23rd, 2019

As part of its efforts to improve lives of people with Disabilities (PWDs) and the Elderly, Mada Center works with various innovators to develop an ecosystem that is supportive of innovating technological solutions that promote digital access for PWDs. In addition to that,...

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The Advent of Smartphone Ready Hearing Aids

The Advent of Smartphone Ready Hearing Aids

October 23rd, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, around 466 million people worldwide live with some form of hearing loss, and this figure is estimated to reach 900 million by the year 2050. While the reasons for the impairment may vary, the affect of hearing loss is felt across...

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