Assistive Technology Center Qatar "Mada" affiliated with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has announced setting up 19 main stations for assistive technology (AT) in various sectors. This is with the aim of supporting the needs of persons with disabilities, and providing specialists with the available state-of-the-art equipment and solutions of AT.
Mada Center launching the AT stations makes it easy for persons with disabilities to access AT in their whereabouts shortly, and use all AT tools that are also necessary for their successful life. This also includes providing wide potentials to have positive impact on persons with different disabilities, and helping them so that they become aware of the fact that their disability does not constitute an obstacle to investing in their capabilities and competencies.
The Center also emphasized the completion of training 1570 specialists in the area of digital accessibility and AT. Mada Center is working on building the capabilities of specialists in the area of digital accessibility, in accordance with the best practices and international standards, with the aim of empowering them to optimally manage persons with disabilities. This is particularly because the Center provides an opportunity for members of the community and stakeholders to join training programs, and acquire information and knowledge in the areas of digital accessibility and AT.