Qatar: A disabled-friendly city by 2020
In the lead-up and preparation to the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Qatari Government has launched initiatives to transform Qatar into a leading disabled-friendly city by 2020. Working groups have been formed within the Qatari government to develop projects of a world class standard for accessibility in a modern urban environment. This is a key milestone on the roadmap to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology Summit Qatar is a specialised summit that will take place on 11-12 October 2017 in Doha, Qatar. This event will support the transition towards a more accessible urban environment by focusing on the principles of universal design that integrate adaptive and assistive technologies to make services, buildings, transportation and activities in Qatar more easily available to all, especially to those with disabilities. Future Accessibility Qatar will bring together the key stakeholders in Qatar and will feature international experts in urban accessibility and universal design.
Making technology accessible in Qatar
The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ICTQATAR) and the Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Qatar have invested in digital inclusion with the introduction of the e-Accessibility Policy. Mada was established by the Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology in June 2010 as a public private partnership with Qtel, Vodafone Qatar, Qatar National Bank, and Microsoft to connect people with disabilities to the world of information and communication technology.
Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology Summit Qatar will host a workshop “Status of accessible websites in Qatar with charts, graphs and benchmarking” that will focus on exchanging views and solutions between the policy makers, empowering community stakeholders and discussing methods and best practices for web accessibility.
For further information about the conference, please visit www.futureaccessibilityqatar.com