Mada ICT-AID (ICT Accessibility and Inclusive Design) Competency Framework is aimed at providing the community with a framework that can be used as a model to assist educational institutions, organizations, and individuals in delimiting the required relevant competencies in the ICT accessibility and inclusive design field.
Mada ICT-AID competency framework, as an open framework available in open access under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0), can be adapted for use in different learning contexts and modes, and availed as a tool for designing and structuring learning and training content in the field of ICT accessibility.
Mada Accessible OER Hub
As part of its endeavors to enabling equal opportunities for all to access education and to fostering lifelong learning harnessing the power of ICT and the tremendous potential of Open Educational Resources OER, Mada is preparing to launch the “Mada accessible OER Hub” to be the Mada branded portal on OER Commons where accessible open resources are aggregated, curated and managed through collections, and groups, and development tools. This Hub contains collections of accessible Open Education Resources (OER) curated by Mada and partners, including collections of resources which are aligned to Mada ICT Accessibility and Inclusive Design Competency Framework (ICT-AID). The community of inclusive education and ICT accessibility experts, advocates, educators and learners can discover accessible open content, and connect with others to improve inclusive practices
Mada ICT-AID Working Group
It is essential that peoples in Qatar and beyond, acquire the required competencies to use and develop universally accessible ICTs, in particular in Arabic language, as well as appropriate assistive technologies, and make it part of their professional practices towards maintaining an inclusive workplace, and bridging the digital divide and making ICTs accessible to every user, so that no one will be left behind.