October 30, 2014

Information technologyDoha, Qatar — Techshare, a conference that provides opportunities for countries to collaborate in technology projects and share technological information resources, will be held in the Middle East for the first time this November.

Qatar Assistive Technology Centre, also known as Mada, will be hosting the Techshare in Doha Nov. 4-5 as part of their initiative to provide greater opportunities for individuals with special needs in the region.

Mada CEO David Banes said during the announcement of the forthcoming event,

“The conference supports the strategy of Mada to create an inclusive society. It also will be an occasion to know more about the challenges faced by the people with special needs in the region. The conference brings together leading experts from within the region and globally to explore crucial topics that seek to bridge the digital divide experienced by people with a disability. More than 300 delegates have already registered for the event.”

Techshare Middle East will feature speakers from leading tech companies from all over the globe including IBM, Vodafone, and Microsoft; as well as speakers from top universities such as the Carnegie Mellon University and Qatar University, among others.

Since it was established, Mada has already trained over a thousand individuals with autism and others with special needs. The center aims to continue providing them with training as well as opportunities to bridge the technological gap by giving them access to the latest technologies which were made available to them in their local language.

The original article by Joseph Varghese on the Gulf Times website can be found here

Contributed by Althea Estrella Violeta


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