Qatar: Bookshare Arabic

Main objective: To create an online repository of accessible arabic ebooks, including the development of tools to aid conversion.

Relevance to ENTELIS: The project aims to distribute accessible digital content to Arabic speakers with a print impairment, this in turn will support education and quality of life for users.

New knowledge/experience provided: Significant issues were addressed in dealing with the conversion process from scanned text to accessible text. An outstanding issue to address the need for improved OCR of Arabic text was identified and will provide the basis of future research initiatives.

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Qatar: Bookshare Arabic