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A11Y

Universal abbreviation that refers to “Accessibility”.


AAC

Alternative and Augmentative Communication :Any system that aids individuals who are not independent verbal communicators. The system can include speech, gestures, sign language.


Abbreviation Expansion

Technique in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in which an abbreviation of a word stands for the entire word allowing an AAC device to automatically expand the abbreviation into the full word.


Accelerator keys

Customizable combination of keyboard characters that allow users to make software commands instead of interacting with menu options or different levels of a user interface, also known as keyboard shortcuts.


Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

A set of rules that define the ways in which ICT facilities can and cannot be used in a business or educational institution, including a description of the possible sanctions that can be applied if a user breaks the rules.


About Glossary

The Mada ICT Accessibility Glossary has been developed to contribute as a vital resource to build capacity within existing ICT, Accessibility, and Assistive Technology services in Qatar and the region. The glossary intends to serve as a foundation towards educating its readers about key terms used in the fields of ICT, Accessibility, and Assistive Technology. This is one of the first initiatives that offers such resources in the Arabic language.

Who is it for?

The Mada ICT Accessibility Glossary aims to provide a list of terms in Arabic, English and French to help stakeholders, experts, innovators, parents, users, teachers, therapist, and relevant entities to understand key terminologies related to ICT, Accessibility, and Assistive Technology.

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Accessibility
Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. It can be viewed as the “ability to access” and benefit from some system or entity. The concept often focuses on people with disabilities or special needs.