Accessible OER Hub

Enabling the community of educational institutions, organizations and individuals in Qatar and beyond, to develop and share accessible information, expertise, and open materials for all.

Who We Are

 

Mada is the world’s
Center of Excellence
in digital access in Arabic.

 

Mada Center was founded in 2010 as an initiative that aims at promoting digital inclusion and building a technology-based community that meets the needs of persons with functional limitations (PFLs), persons with disabilities (PWDs) and the elderly in Qatar.

 

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Enhancing ICT accessibility                                 Unlock the potential of persons with functional limitations (PFLs), persons with disabilities
in Qatar and beyond.                                           (PWDs) and the elderly – through enabling ICT accessible capabilities and platforms.

 

Through strategic partnerships, the center works to enable the education, culture and community sectors through ICT to achieve an inclusive community and educational system.

The Center achieves its goals by building partners’ capabilities and supporting the development and accreditation of digital platforms in accordance with international standards of digital access. Mada raises awareness, provides consulting services and increases the number of assistive technology solutions in Arabic through the Mada Innovation Program to enable equal opportunities for PWDs and the elderly in the digital community.

At the national level, Mada Center has achieved a digital accessibility rate of 90% amongst government websites, while Qatar ranks first worldwide on the Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index (DARE).

Qatar has been ranked first on Dare Index

About Mada Hub

Mada Hub Members

 

Open Educational resources (OER) are "learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others”.

 

Recognizing the pivotal role that OER have, providing equally effective access for all learners to education, Mada has joined the growing worldwide OER movement and pledges as such to promoting OER accessibility harnessing the power of inclusive ICTs so that educational resources are accessible for all.

Mada offers these dedicated partners' groups to empower them featuring and sharing accessible quality open educational resources.

For membership enquiries, please email to academy@mada.org.qa

 

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