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Mada Launches ATP Certification for Arabic Speakers

Mada Center recently announced the launch of the Arabic version of the ATP (Assistive Technology Professionals) Test from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America or RESNA, which has been translated to Arabic for the first time, initiated by the centre.

A workshop was held for 46 assistive technology ‘super users’ who were trained and certified by Mada, representing the sectors of education, healthcare and the local community, to inform them about the requirements necessary to get the certification.

According to Mada Center CEO Maha Al Mansouri, the initiative will provide the opportunity for Arabic-speaking assistive technology professionals to receive a global certificate from an international organisation.

Mada Center has invested a lot of resources to launch the Arabic version of the ATP Test for Arab professionals, which has, until now, been only available in English.

RESNA Executive Director Michael Biorgolli, said that they are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through technological solutions. He said that the new Arabic translation will make the exam and credentials more accessible to countless Arabic speaking people from around the world.

RESNA is the premier professional organisation dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. The ATP certification provided by RESNA recognises demonstrated competence in analysing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers’ needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices.

For updates and more information about the Arabic version of the ATP Test, visit mada.org.qa.

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