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Disability Initiatives

07 Feb, 2022
Topic: Religion and Community
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Visitor: Student, Business Owner
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
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Disability Initiatives

Qatar has several initiatives underway to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities and provide them with opportunities for education and employment.

Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada)

Mada strives to empower and enable persons with disabilities through information and communication technology. The center offers assessment programs to help outfit people with technologies, allowing them to connect to the digital world with ease. 

Shafallah Center

The Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs provides support and counseling services to families, as well as educational, instructional, social, vocational and recreational services to children with special needs.
The center is highly involved in the community, often participating in events that raise public awareness on disability issues.
The center has also created a Post-School Community Services Unit, where graduated students can be trained on various jobs in order to gain respectful employment in the community.

Al Noor Institute for the Blind

The Al Noor Institute for the Blind offers educational services not just to people living in Qatar, but anyone who may be in need of its services year-round. Programs are tailored to fit the individual needs of each client, giving him/her practical skills.

Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs

Qatar Society seeks to achieve social, psychological, academic and health rehabilitation for people with disabilities within the Qatari society in accordance with the Islamic religion, customs, traditions, and the culture of the Qatari society, taking into account the consideration of modernizing services and programs in line with the urban and human development taking place in society.