The Mada course programme for the remainder of 2012 has been scheduled. All of the courses below will be held at Mada Center, ictQatar on Al Corniche from 12.00 until 2.00pm and are free!

Theme for November: Communication

Introduction to Technology for Communication Disabilities
Wednesday, 7 November

This course targets teachers and speech therapists and seeks to introduce the ways in which communication needs of people with a disability can be supported through technology including the use of symbols and speech synthesis to give people a ‘voice’.

iPad Apps for Communication
Wednesday, 21 November

This course will be of interest to teachers, therapists, parents and people with a disability. The iPad has become widely used as the basis of speech technology for people with a disability. This course will demonstrate how the iPad can be used to support speech output through the use of symbols and text. A range of the most popular apps in this field will be demonstrated and compared.

Lo Tech solutions for Communication: Using Big Mack, Go Talk and other simple tools
Monday, 26 November

Sometimes simple solutions for people with communication needs are exactly what is required. This course targeted at teachers, therapists, parents and people with disabilities, and looks closely at some of the simple technology tools and devices that are available, many of which are simple to use for both Arabic and English speakers.

Theme for December: Literacy Software

Clicker 5
Monday, 12 December and Tuesday 13, December

This course targets potential users including teachers, therapists and parents of Clicker 5. The software designed for both Arabic and English speakers supports people with reading disabilities. The software combines text, sound, and graphics to make reading easily and is fully customisable to meet individual needs. Day 1 covers the basics of the software and Day 2 the more advanced features.

What is a learning disability?
Monday, 19 December

This course for teachers, therapists and parents explores the definition of a learning disability and takes into consideration how learning and skill development is affected. As part of this programme, attendees will also have an opportunity to look at some of the typical technology solutions that people with a learning disability use.

If you wish to attend any courses contact Ohood Al Sheeb on [email protected]. Remember, places are limited so book early!