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M‐Enabling Summit 2013: More than 400 participants expected to share the latest innovations in mobile accessibility


Global Summit and Showcase on Accessible Mobile Technologies for Senior Citizens and Users of All Abilities – June 6‐7, Washington, D.C.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co‐host the 2nd M‐Enabling Summit on June 6‐7, 2013, in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) or G3ict, and E.J. Krause and Associates, the conference and showcase organizer. The Summit is supported by major disability and senior organizations, as well as industry associations and the private sector. More than 120 speakers including industry

leaders, app developers, policy makers, mobile accessibility experts, and disability advocates will share the latest innovations in accessible mobile technology, applications and services.


Agenda and registration information are available at www.m‐enabling.com .


Experts will discuss accessibility solutions for mobile application areas such as Education, Publishing, Financial Services, Travel and Tourism, Emergency Services, as well as mobile assistive solutions for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind or with physical or cognitive disabilities. Tracks will also include implementation topics, such as methods

to develop accessible mobile web services and applications, which mobile accessibility standards are available, advanced development tools for mobile web accessibility, how to sort out the “App Jungle” and how special educators, senior care and rehabilitation professionals can best leverage mobile solutions for seniors and persons with disabilities.


The Summit will be held at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit will be preceded by briefing sessions hosted at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 5th for international delegates to learn about the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) in the United

States. The briefing sessions will be on U.S. laws requiring disability access to advanced communication services, video programming, hearing aid compatibility, emergency services, and other related issues. Individuals who have not yet signed up for the briefing sessions may contact Kelly Jones for more information: Kelly.jones@fcc.gov.


Confirmed presenters include representatives of leading U.S. and international organizations of persons with disabilities and senior citizens, as well as executives of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), CTIA‐The Wireless Association, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF), the National Center for Accessible Media, alongside with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, EZ Fire, T‐Mobile, HP, Adobe Systems, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Orange, Freedom Scientific, IBM, Code Factory, Apps4Android and a number of developers of mobile enabled accessibility solutions.

For additional information and registration to attend the M‐Enabling Summit, visit www.m‐enabling.com .


For additional information about the CVAA, visit:  http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/cvaa.html .





Tuesday, January 10, 2017