Deal to meet needs of disabled at QU

January 14, 2014 - 5:03:08 am

Officials at the event.

DOHA: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between Qatar University (QU) and Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Centre to support the assistive technology needs of persons with disabilities at QU.

It will also help integrate learning about assistive technology and accessible design into the curriculum offered to students at the university.

The three-year agreement was signed by QU Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna and Mada Centre CEO David Banes, in the presence of the Dean of College of Education, Dr Hissa Sadiq, faculty and staff.

The MoU provides for input on appropriate courses offered in academic units such as QU’s College of Education and College of Engineering to integrate learning on assistive technology and e-accessibility. QU staff will receive appropriate training in order to improve knowledge and awareness of assistive technology and inclusive design, and students provided with internship opportunities through Mada’s partnership with TumuhaTEC with the objective to engage them on innovative methods and raise their awareness and skills in accessing relevant technology.

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