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Nattiq Technologies and Dolphin Computer Access Reward A Top-Performing Blind Student

Nattiq Technologies of UAE and Dolphin Computer Access of UK announced today that they will reward  Doa’a Abdul Raouf with the State-Of-The-Art Supernovascreen reader software. Doa’a, who is partially sighted, achieved the highest score in the UAE’s high profile secondary school ranking system with a stunning99.8% overall score covering all subjects including mathematics and physics. Throughout her school years, Doa’a relied on her classmates to write downnotes from the blackboard and her mother, at home, to read them back to her.“Supernova screen reader will change Doa’a life”, said Auda Hazeem Nattiq Technologies CEO, “that is why we decided, with our friends at Dolphin ComputerAccess, to offer her this powerful software as a gift”, he added. Supernova is a software which combines a powerful screen reader and screen magnifierin  a single package. It reads everything which is displayed on a computer screen in a clear voice to a blind user. Doa’a will be able to browse the internet,be completely connected with others through email and other communication tools. She will also enjoy using popular standard software packages such as MicrosoftWord, Excel, Power Point, Access, Front page and Acrobat Reader 7.0. Supernova will help her cope with her university studies. With virtually no assistivetechnology tools, this young lady achieved great results. We can only imagine how successful Doa’a will be with some assistive tools available to her suchas a powerful screen reader. Nattiq Technologies will provide Doa’a with the necessary training on Supernova.Steve Palmer, Dolphin CEO, comments; “Dolphin are pleased to be working with Nattiq Technologies, to help break down the barriers for blind and partiallysighted computer users in the Middle East. This represents a great opportunity for Doa’a to demonstrate that blind people, with the right support, cantruly fulfill their potential, and get the recognition they deserve.”With Supernova and the required training, Nattiq Technologies and Dolphin Computer Access are providing an 11,000.00 UAE Dirhams to Doa’a..There are over 7 million blind people in the Middle East, according to the World Heath Organization. Nattiq Technologies aims to raise awareness about thisgrowing community and turn the spot lights on their urgent needs for assistive technologies. There are so many examples, such as Doa’a, in the Middle Eastwhere a blind person excels and beats all the odds. It is our responsibility as good corporate citizens to facilitate blind peoples’ success and celebrateit.About Nattiq TechnologiesNattiq Technologies provides privacy and independence in using computer and communication technologies to blind Arabs. Nattiq Technologies was establishedin 2001 in the United States and moved to Dubai with a branch office in Sharjah. It has forged strategic alliances with assistive industry leaders suchas Dolphin Computer Access, Scansoft Inc. and Humanware corp. Nattiq serves blind people throughout the Middle East and North Africa. For more informationvisitwww.nattiq.com.About Dolphin Computer AccessDolphin Computer Access has a simple goal: to create software products that allow people with a vision impairment to use mainstream information technology.Dolphin software is designed to provide access to a wide range of Microsoft Windows environments and applications through magnification, speech and Braille. Founded in 1986 in the United Kingdom, the Dolphin Group now includes companies in the UK, USA and Sweden, and its product range encompasses both accessand audio publishing technology.  For more information visitwww.dolphinuk.co.ukWindows®,  Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Front Page ™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  Acrobat 7.0® is a  registeredtrademark or trademarks of Adobe Inc.  Supernova Reader Magnifier and Hal Screen Reader are trademarks of Dolphin Oceanic Ltd. All other trademarks andregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.