After GREAT 2018 Conference organized by MADA Assistive Technology Center, Doha, Qatar
The theme of this year’s conference GREAT’2018 is Inclusive Computer Technology (ICT) and Assistive Technology (AT) with a focus on 4 domains: Education, Independent Living, e-Accessibility and Innovation. Many high-level speakers, attracting delegates representing their institutions are invited to present the latest technologies for people with disabilities. This year’s conference considered the needs of people with disabilities in term of innovation as a priority. With this in mind, the conference was organized around 16 main sessions and workshops over the two days.
High-quality keynote and technical papers were presented, with topics covering topics from drill and practical, to the state of sampling practice in many countries and different industries.
Dr. Achraf is a senior research specialist in Accessibility and Assistive Technology for People with disabilities and Machine Translation and Machine Learning.
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