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Nattiq caters for visually impaired

Nattiq Technologies will be displaying its latest range of assistive products developed for the visually impaired at Gitex. This includes screen readers, optical character recognisation (OCR) products for scanning and reading back Arabic text, and devices for mobile phones.

Nattiq Technologies will be displaying its latest range of assistive products developed for the visually impaired at Gitex. This includes screen readers, optical character recognisation (OCR) products for scanning and reading back Arabic text, and devices for mobile phones.

These products include the firm’s Hal/Supernova screen reading software for computers, as well as a PDA version, Ease Publisher software that turns any electronic text into a talking book and second generation talking mobile phone software called Talx.

“This is our first time displaying on our own. This year the show will be all about raising awareness of the number of blind people and the help they need, that’s our first priority.

After that we also have the opportunity to convince employers that blind people can do anything that sighted people can do,” says Auda Hazeem, chief executive of Nattiq Technologies. “Our goal is to provide blind Arabs with the tools to gain the skills in using IT and communication equipment confidently and competently. This is an achievable target,” he adds.

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