Mada aims to provide a mechanism to bring relevant innovative assistive technologies and accessibility products and services to the local market in Qatar and the Arab Region. All the following solutions have been developed through the Mada Innovation Program by providing them support through a combination of
entrepreneurship grant program which includes offering subject-matter expertise, user testing feedback, and funding.
The Tawasol AAC App is an Augmented Alternative Communication mobile solution utilizing the Tawasol symbols. The Tawasol AAC App has been empowered by Mada and developed by Royability Inc.
The solution serves the people who are non-verbal or minimally verbal, particularly children with autism. With natural speech and
ability to construct sentences in Arabic using a large set of symbols, the Tawasol AAC App makes a great assistive technology tool that is in high demand for the Arabic speaking community.
The Tawasol AAC App can be downloaded on the below link:
To know more about the Tawasol AAC App, please reach Mada.
Arabic Money Reader App is an app for smartphones design for Visually Impaired users. The Arabic Money Reader App has been empowered by Mada and developed by Innovation Factory.
It is developed to detect and read Qatari Riyal currency notes using the camera of the smartphone. The app reads the Qatari Riyal currency in real time and works entirely offline without the need to have
internet connection. Once the currency detected, the app will inform the user about the value of money in Arabic and/or in English.
The Arabic Money Reader App can be downloaded on the below link:
To know more about the Arabic Money Reader App, please reach Mada.
As part of the Mada Innovation Program, Mada offered funding and subject-matter-expertise to localize the Clicker 7 in Arabic to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties in Qatar and the Arab world.
Clicker 7 Arabic is a reading and writing tool designed to help students of all abilities to achieve rapid and permanent gains in their literacy skills. It is aimed at children from 5 - 11 years old, and those with special needs. Clicker is developed by Crick Software a UK based company specializing in developing ICT based literacy solutions for students with disabilities.
Clicker 7 Arabic includes an assistive word processor. Most word processors are designed for literate adults. Clicker 7 Arabic is designed for children who are learning to read and write.
To know more about the Clicker 7 Arabic, please contact Mada.
TextHelp Arabic Read&Write
As part of the Mada Innovation Program, Mada offered subject-matter-expertise to localize the Read&Write in Arabic to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties in Qatar and the Arab world.
TextHelp Arabic Read&Write is an adaptable toolbar which makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Arabic Read&Write offers reading and writing tools to support the needs of users with learning difficulties. The product is designed to support with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace. Its literacy features help Arabic Language Learners, as well as people with learning difficulties or requiring dyslexia tools.
To know more about the Read&Write Arabic, please contact Mada.
MADA AlecsoApps Award 2017
Developer: Karim Khouyi
Smart Face is an application that allows you to control the Android device through facial movements or head. The application uses the front camera of the device in order to capture your movements and then translate them into my application commands.
Developer: Mohamed Kallel
present a modern way to facilitate the lives of persons with disabilities by identifying public administrations that have their own accessibility paths. A wheelchair user can browse public information about public administrations with a wheelchair entry ramp. It also enables the application to know the working times of these departments and
guide them to their location accurately through the Google Map. We have developed the application in a simple design that is easy for the disabled to use without the need for special skills. It also enables the application to communicate with the developer via the Facebook page, if there are some problems or suggestions.