Posted on January 30, 2013

Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center) CEO David Banes will be speaking and participating in a one day session about best practices in running assistive technology centers in Orlando, USA. The session is being organized by G3ict, a flagship initiative of the United Nations dedicated to ICT development and accessibility.

The Mada CEO is in Orlando as part of a wider Mada delegation that is attending the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference which brings together leading manufacturers and industry experts from the world of Assistive Technology.

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Since opening its doors in June 2010, Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center) has worked closely with Assistive Technology manufacturers and developers to produce much needed technologies in the Arabic language. This is part of Mada’s commitment to ensuring that Arabic language speaking people with disabilities are able to access the world of ICT by using technologies that are provided in their mother tongue.

More than five sets of software have been released globally by Mada in the Arabic language in the last year alone, which has put Mada at the forefront of such efforts in the region and around the world.

To find out more about Mada’s participation in ATIA and G3ict, kindly visit: http://g3ict.org/events/ and http://atia.org

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