Accelerating research to improve
digital access for all

Mada Edge is the research core unit at Mada Center Qatar — Leading challenges related to Arabic language processing research projects that support the innovation ecosystem of Mada Innovation Program.

Pillars and Focus

Analyzes and evaluates technology limitations to develop localized assistive technology and digital accessibility solutions in Arabic language through a centered-used approach;

Develops research projects to move MIP’s status along a practical path toward a beneficial future for all based on the outcome of 4th Industrial Revolution (AI, NLP, ML, …) in alignment with the UNCRPD, SDG and Qatar Vision 2030.

Develops a clearinghouse of research reports, publications and available data related to digital accessibility

Featured Research Projects


Arabic OCR

Arabic Automatic Speech Recognition Project
Arabic Automatic Speech Recognition

Arabic Text to Speech Synthesis Project
Arabic Text to Speech Synthesis

Unified Arabic Braille

Tawasol Symbols


Mada Glossary

International Consortium – Our Partners

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Muscat College

University of Doha for Science & Technology

Community College of Qatar

News and Events

Nafath newsletter: Call for Contributions

Nafath aims to be a key information resource for disseminating the facts about latest trends and innovation in the field of ICT Accessibility.

Nafath – Issue 22
Submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2022
Notification of reviews to authors: Nov. 14, 2022
Camera Ready: Nov. 28, 2022

Latest publications

Mada Center has the pleasure to announce the publication of a new research paper entitled: “Arabic Automatic Speech Recognition: A Systematic Literature Review” in the international journal “Applied Sciences”, with an impact factor of 2.838.

You can access the research paper through the following link:



The following events include both Mada events and those elsewhere that are of interest.