The third annual M-Enabling Summit on accessible mobile technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities will be held June 9-11, 2014.  The first two days of the Summit, June 9-10th, will be at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA.   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) co-hosts the M-Enabling Summit, in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict).  On June 9th, the FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler will be the keynote speaker and presenter of the FCC’s Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility at 5:00 p.m. at the M-Enabling Summit.

 

 

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Designed to facilitate the sharing of innovation among industry, mobile operators, app developers, user organizations, researchers, corporations, government and professionals supporting seniors and persons with disabilities, the Summit offers a multi-track program with 32 sessions addressing all facets of the fast expanding eco-system of mobile accessibility solutions.  Hundreds of participants are expected from more than 40 countries, underlining the global opportunity opened by mobile technologies

to provide innovative, robust and affordable accessible and assistive solutions and services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

 

 

150 speakers will be sharing their knowledge and experience.  Confirmed presenters as of April 25th include executives from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe Systems, LinkedIn, The Gartner Group, PayPal, Amazon, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), CTIA-The Wireless Association, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), Sprint, T- Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, DAISY Consortium, Intel-GE Care Innovations, eBay,

SSB BART Group, Comcast, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, TDI – Telecommunications for the Deaf, Georgia Tech, the American Foundation for the Blind, the Assistive Technologies Industry

 

Association (ATIA), RESNA, the National Association of the Deaf, Wells Fargo, DORO, Panasonic and a number of developers of mobile enabled accessibility solutions.

 

 

On June 9th, the M-Enabling Summit will hold a session on the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act led by Karen Peltz Strauss, FCC Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.  This will be complemented by an all-day in- depth session on policy and technology developments in the United States and internationally on June 11th with FCC staff at the FCC’s Headquarters (445 12th Street, S.W./Washington D.C.).

 

 

For more information on registering to attend the M-Enabling Summit, visit www.m-enabling.com

 

 

To view a complete agenda:  http://m-enabling.com/agenda.html

Updated: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016