Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada) is a non-profit organization that strives to empower and enable people with disabilities through information and communication technology. The center caters to all four forms of disabilities – hearing, visual, physical and learning.
The center believes that people with disabilities the right to find a way of connecting to digital information. Mada tackles its mission through three types of work:
The center is equipped with a wide variety of assistive devices, including:
In 2011, Mada partnered with Bookshare, the largest online library of books in accessible electronic formats. As a result, more than 23,000 e-books are now available for free to the people in Qatar whose disabilities make it very difficult or impossible to read standard print.
The Mada center is open to all members of the public. To book an appointment, call +974 4459 4050 or visit Mada's website.