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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Bright

New article: Localization of a Text-based App for Arabic Assistive Technology Users

The latest edition of Nafath is titled: Global Reach, Local Touch  Refining Assistive Technologies through Localization. Our article Localization of a Text-based App for Arabic Assistive Technology Users walks through the considerations and process of working with Mada to localise Predictable 7 for the Gulf Region.


Effective localisation of a text-to-speech app for Arabic users requires translating text and implementing an Arabic keyboard. Design and user experience considerations related to the choice and layout of buttons to reflect a right-to-left design and cultural and linguistic factors are paramount. Building on using an existing symbol set and adding new and redesigned symbols assists in localising Predictable Arabic for AAC users in the Gulf region.


You can read the full article here: https://nafath.mada.org.qa/




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