Identifying Barriers to Accessibility in Qatar

  • Erik Zetterström
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)


To identify barriers to accessibility in Qatar a study was conducted by distributing a survey to 211 persons with disabilities and conducting interviews. Lack of awareness, lack of Assistive Technology in Arabic, inaccessible ATM:s and absence of assistive communication services are the largest barriers.


statistics Qatar accessibility disabilities 


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  1. 1.
    Japan International Cooperation Agency: Country Profile on Disability Arab Republic of Egypt,
  2. 2.
    US State Department, Qatar Page,
  3. 3.
    US State Department, Egypt Page,
  4. 4.
    World Health Organization: World Report on Disabilities,
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Zetterström
    • 1
  1. 1.Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center)DohaQatar

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