Mada and QU join hands to help students with disabilities

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Mada and QU join hands to help students with disabilities


Qatar Assistive Technology Centre (Mada), a non-profit organisation dedicated to connecting Persons With Disabilities (PWD) to the world of information and communication technology, has joined hands with Qatar University (QU) to provide assistive technology to disabled students on QU campus.
“Education is one of the three key pillars of our mission at Mada, and many of our services revolve around this area,” said Maha al-Mansouri the CEO of Mada.
“We believe that education has the potential to positively impact the PWD community in many ways. It is where the groundwork for social integration is laid, and it makes PWD and their communities aware that disabilities do not subtract from capabilities. We are honoured to have made a meaningful imprint on the campus of Qatar University and to facilitate educational opportunities for students with disabilities.”
It has become easier for students with disabilities to access assistive technologies within a shorter time period. This has allowed more people to benefit from the equipment provided.
Students will benefit from Mada’s newly opened station at QU. It is equipped with all of the essential assistive technologies necessary for the success of students with disabilities.
Mada is committed to enhancing three key areas of education, employment and community. It supports the students with disabilities in Qatar accessing quality mainstream education by educating both the PWDs and a variety of stakeholders about the ways in which ICT can be used to enhance and access quality education.
Mada aims to increase employable PWDs in local workforce by offering tailor made courses and programmes and enable independent living by encouraging the creation of an accessible community and friendly ecosystem for PWDs.
Mada’s vision of enhancing life of PWDs is brought to life through the use of ICT. Mada is committed to encouraging the development of assistive technologies in the Arabic language to support the needs of PWDs in Qatar.