AL-SULAITI: QATAR IS THE FIRST AMONG ARAB AND REGIONAL COUNTRIES IN E-ACCESSIBILITY

Minister of Transport and Communications, HE Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, said that the rate of e-accessibility in Qatar has reached 91 percent, thus becoming the first among Arab and regional countries and one of the best in the world.

In a statement on the sidelines of concluding the second edition of the three-day Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology Conference 2018 (GREAT 2018), organized by Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada), al-Sulaiti clarified that this rate is a matter of pride and the State spares no effort to invest in the field of technology not only at the level of normal persons but also at the level of persons with disabilities who need these compensatory means to make their lives easier.

He explained that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is moving rapidly on the path of investing in e-accessibility and paying attention to all segments of the society, whether in ordinary technology or assistive technology (AT). He praised the innovative and locally produced programs and devices that were presented on the sidelines of the conference and were invented by Qatari youth from different bodies and institutions.

In the same context, Chief Executive Officer of Mada, Maha al-Mansouri, praised the results of the conference and its role in bringing together experts and international representatives in AT and e-accessibility at the global level.

Source: Government of Qatar