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This presentation for the Disabled Childrens Association in Riyadh looks again at the ecosystem required to support the access ecosystem for people with a disability. Most especially it explores some of the issues around building capacity, engaging people with a disability in policy making and some of the key functions that the policy should incorporate

This presentation for the Disabled Childrens Association in Riyadh looks again at the ecosystem required to support the access ecosystem for people with a disability. Most especially it explores some of the issues around building capacity, engaging people with a disability in policy making and some of the key functions that the policy should incorporate

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Building access and inclusion DCA Saudi Arabia 2016

  1. 1. Building Access and Inclusion David Banes DCA April 2016
  2. 2. Defining Our Vision of Access • People with a disability will …….. • By 2020 people with a disability will ….. • At this school/workplace/region/state by 2020 people with a disability will ……..
  3. 3. Defining Our Purpose - Technology • We will connect people with disabilities to Information and communication Technology to make life easier, smarter and better. • We will ensure that people with disabilities have access to the technology they require to fulfil their potential and aspirations • We will play a leadership role in providing Assistive Technology (AT) solutions, including information on the latest technology and approaches to the inclusion of people with disabilities through technology. • We will provide impartial expert advice and assessment on best practices in access to and through technology. • We will promote innovation in the field of Accessible Technologies.
  4. 4. Defining Our Scope ICT Transport Buildings Education Employment Community Justice Health Finance
  5. 5. Ages Needs Setting AspirationsSkills Backgrounds Platforms
  6. 6. Establishing Policy • The role of Policy is critical to clearly state the expectations and requirements of public and private bodies in ensuring access • Policy should be clear and should offer incentives for compliance and sanctions for non compliance • A clear route of redress for people impacted by non compliance should be identified
  7. 7. Establishing Authority • A responsible authority can be effective in ensuring a co-ordinated approach to access and inclusion across domains • Such a body can – Make recommendations and identify standards – Monitor implementation – Evaluate Impact – Provide the route of redress – Co-ordinate national awareness and training
  8. 8. Defining Delivery NGOPrivatePublic
  9. 9. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  10. 10. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  11. 11. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Community events Public Events Newsletters Press Web Social Media
  12. 12. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Community events Public Events Newsletters Press Web Social Media
  13. 13. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  14. 14. Showcase Clinics Partnerships Information Resources Self Help Guides Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  15. 15. Showcase Clinics Partnerships Information Resources Self Help Guides Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  16. 16. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  17. 17. Advice Access Technologies Universal Design IT skills Integrated Professional Development Strategy Implementation Accreditation Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  18. 18. Advice Access Technologies Universal Design IT skills Integrated Professional Development Strategy Implementation Accreditation Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  19. 19. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  20. 20. Advice Training Accessible Technologies In Arabic Low Cost and Commercial Cloud Based Multi Device – PC / Tablet / phone Responding to trends SupportContent Future Awareness
  21. 21. Advice Training Accessible Technologies In Arabic Low Cost and Commercial Cloud Based Multi Device – PC / Tablet / phone Responding to trends SupportContent Future Awareness
  22. 22. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  23. 23. Advice Training Solutions Provision Technical support Funding Implementation Infrastructure Content Future Awareness
  24. 24. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  25. 25. Advice Training Solutions Support Websites eBooks Documents PDF’s Video Tools and Content Future Awareness
  26. 26. Advice Training Solutions Support Websites eBooks Documents PDF’s Video Tools and Content Future Awareness
  27. 27. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  28. 28. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent New Technologies New Platforms New Aspirations New Needs Responsive to change Awareness
  29. 29. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent New Technologies New Platforms New Aspirations New Needs Responsive to change Awareness
  30. 30. Advice Training Solutions SupportContent Future Awareness
  31. 31. Engaging with people with a disability Engagement Forum Town Hall Polls Petition
  32. 32. An Arabic Ecosystem - Mapping Advice Assessment Training Consultancy Provision Support research localisation eAccessibility
  33. 33. Contact - English email david@davebanesaccess.org Twitter @davebanesaccess Facebook www.facebook.com/accessandinclusion Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/Davebanesaccess/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davebanes/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davebanes/ Website www.davebanesaccess.org Newsletter http://paper.li/e-1452749534# Newsletter http://paper.li/e-1452749534#
  34. 34. Arabic Channel • www.accessible-arabia.com – Arabic Under construction • http://accessandinclusionarabia.strikingly.com
  35. 35. Finally Any Questions ?

Editor's Notes

  • A brief introduction to our mission and vision – this beins to outline the scope and breadth of our mission upon which services are to be based
  • These initial slides are used to demonstrate the breadth of Madas remit – covering a full spectrum of needs across settings and ages etc

    The key issue here is that we were seeking to avoid fragmentation of services to allow a more consistent approach to meeting the needs of people with a disability within a relatively small community
  • These slides outline the areas within which Mada operates
  • Awareness incorporates awareness of AT, Mada services (marketing) and more generally changing attitudes towards people with a disability
  • This identifies some of the PR techniques we have used – social media is especially relevant in Qatar where currently WhatsApp, SnapChat and Instagram are the channels of choice for the public
  • This identifies some of the PR techniques we have used – social media is especially relevant in Qatar where currently WhatsApp, SnapChat and Instagram are the channels of choice for the public
  • Advice includes assessments of needs, factsheets and self help guides

    Mada has sought to encourage people to help themselves especially using the tools that are already available within Operating systems

    Assessment is critical for more complex needs, the matching and configuration of technology to needs is at the heart of effective services

    Models of capacity building and tele advice have been looked at and have some moderate use, especially supporting services elsewhere within the Gulf
  • Examples of the range of ways in which we seek to deliver advice and guidance
  • Examples of the range of ways in which we seek to deliver advice and guidance
  • Training has adjusted a great deal over the 5 years – we offer bespoke training to organizations, open enrollable courses, a 9 day course on foundations in assistive technology (validated by Qatar University) and a free to use elearnign platform at elearning.mada.org.qa
  • Note that training for PWD includes AT training and digital literacy
  • Note that training for PWD includes AT training and digital literacy
  • Mada has worked extensively to develop and distribute assistive technologies, especially those in Arabic.

    Since we opened we have supported the development of over 30 applications in Arabic (see later slides)

    Mada has also secured funding to purchase the solutions that are recommended – this is an efficient and effective means of securing and importing technology at best value and allows for the purchase of a diversity of solutions
  • Our solutions include support for commercial development and free to use and open source products such as NVDA, ATBar and FX Suite
  • Our solutions include support for commercial development and free to use and open source products such as NVDA, ATBar and FX Suite
  • Mada provides first line technical support for products we provide – our universal loan scheme means that we retain ownership of the techniology we distribute and hence support any problems that go wrong, it also allows us to negotiate tech support from companies and manufaturers and togain extended warranties etc
  • Further notes on areas we have provided support within
  • Mada has worked to develop eAccessibility within Qatar, we partnered with Bookshare to create and curate a collection of accessible Arabic ebooks at bookshare.org. This is being extended and will be owned in the future by Qatar National Library

    In addition we created a consultant team on digital accessibility to support the implementation of the National eAccessibility strategy prepared by the Ministry for Information Technology (ictQatar)
  • Examples of areas we have worked in to provide accessibility tools and content
  • Examples of areas we have worked in to provide accessibility tools and content
  • R and D is an important part of our activity and includes both innovative technologies such as eyegaze, BCI and cloud based technologies. In addition we have sought to develop Arabic AT building blocks such as symbol sets, word prediction and Text to Speech – further work in these areas is ongoing
  • Examples of the drivers behind our research and innovation department
  • Examples of the drivers behind our research and innovation department
  • Mada as of 2015
  • It is possible to use these segments of the required ecosystem to map with organisations within countries to identify what is required of a focused AT service
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