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New Technologies & People With Vision Loss  Auda Hazeem Founder & CEO, Nattiq Technologies, Sharjah - UAE
Assistive Technology <ul><li>Software ,  hardware  and  tools  designed to enable blind people to have full access to comp...
How Is It to Be Blind?
Gulf Countries
Technology Divide :  In The West for Decades
East <ul><li>Lagged behind: </li></ul><ul><li>Language Independent Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as is  </li></ul><ul...
Turning Point   Year  2002 <ul><li>Localized Arabic Screen Reader Technology’s Significant Impact : </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe...
A New Generation of Users <ul><li>Finally …. Localized:  </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Screen Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Brail...
Substantial Progress ,  but the Divide continues <ul><li>Printed documents </li></ul>
Still Inaccessible
Standard PCs Equal Access  to access to information everywhere
Smart Phones With the Declining Symbian based phones, blind Arab users continue to hope for localized iPhone and Blackberr...
Urgent Requirements Development of a reliable Optical Character Recognition, OCR. 98%  Script and map files which enable s...
Transformation Localized Solutions Combined Collaborations Effective Processes Training Couching  Motivation Mentoring Pra...
Noah Alhadidi
The Transformation of Noah Alhadidi
The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility
Conclusion <ul><li>Not only protecting achievements is necessary, but also finding the means to continue moving forward. I...
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Auda Hazeem's presentation at QITCOM 2011

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QITCOM 2011

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New Technologies & People with Vision Loss

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Mr. Auda Hazeem - CEO, Nattiq Technnologies

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  1. 1. New Technologies & People With Vision Loss Auda Hazeem Founder & CEO, Nattiq Technologies, Sharjah - UAE
  2. 2. Assistive Technology <ul><li>Software , hardware and tools designed to enable blind people to have full access to computers and information systems. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Is It to Be Blind?
  4. 4. Gulf Countries
  5. 5. Technology Divide : In The West for Decades
  6. 6. East <ul><li>Lagged behind: </li></ul><ul><li>Language Independent Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as is </li></ul><ul><li>(No localization) </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of </li></ul><ul><li>Development & </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Turning Point Year 2002 <ul><li>Localized Arabic Screen Reader Technology’s Significant Impact : </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Features </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Services </li></ul><ul><li>Product Evolving </li></ul>
  8. 8. A New Generation of Users <ul><li>Finally …. Localized: </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Screen Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Braille Notetakers </li></ul><ul><li>Portable DAISY & Doc Players </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile Graphic and Tablet Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Various Talking Devices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Substantial Progress , but the Divide continues <ul><li>Printed documents </li></ul>
  10. 10. Still Inaccessible
  11. 11. Standard PCs Equal Access to access to information everywhere
  12. 12. Smart Phones With the Declining Symbian based phones, blind Arab users continue to hope for localized iPhone and Blackberry smart phones
  13. 13. Urgent Requirements Development of a reliable Optical Character Recognition, OCR. 98% Script and map files which enable screen readers to access non-standard software applications Access to computers anywhere The creation of DAISY book initiative
  14. 14. Transformation Localized Solutions Combined Collaborations Effective Processes Training Couching Motivation Mentoring Practicing Follow up
  15. 15. Noah Alhadidi
  16. 16. The Transformation of Noah Alhadidi
  17. 17. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Not only protecting achievements is necessary, but also finding the means to continue moving forward. It may take more than a village </li></ul>
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