HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti yesterday inaugurated the Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada) 2019-2021 strategy under the slogan Digital Access for All, in the presence of dignitaries.
On the sidelines of the launch ceremony, HE the Minister said the digital access rate in Qatar had reached 94%, one of the highest access rates for government agencies that deal with essential services for citizens in the world.
He added that Qatar was one of the first countries to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008. Since then, the country has taken a number of measures in its ongoing efforts to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities and their full integration into society, and involve them in the process of development and raise awareness of their needs and the need to take advantage of their abilities and potential and provide all they need to live decent.
He stressed that the Ministry is committed to achieving digital integration and ensuring access to information and digital content in order to build an integrated digital society and enhance the readiness of digital individuals to participate in building the knowledge-based economy.
Source: Government of Qatar