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M-Enabling Summit 2013
Global Summit for Accessible Mobile Technology
for Senior Citizens and Users of All Abilities
June 6-7, 2013 • Washington, D.C.
&
Global Briefing Tour 
Washington, D.C. San Francisco Milan Sidney

A Joint Program of G3ict and EJK

G3ict - The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs - logoEJK - E.J. Krause and Associates - logo

In cooperation with
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
ITU - International Telecommunication Union


M-Enabling Global Briefing Tour 2012-2013 

Inaugural Session at FCC Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 

“New Milestones for Mobile Accessibility:
How Innovation Benefits Users and Transforms the
Global Accessible and Assistive Technologies Eco-System”

 Mobile innovations benefiting seniors and persons with disabilities are accelerating at a fast pace, opening unprecedented opportunities for apps and services for mobile phones and tablets. Join mobile and accessibility experts to explore how innovation benefits users and rapidly transforms the global accessible and assistive technologies eco-system on:

June 4, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

FCC Commission Meeting Room

During this session you will:
  • Review what the future of accessible mobile and AT may look like, trends in smartphones and tablets, and how assistive technologies will continue to develop in the mobile environment
  • Listen to users experience and feedback on the latest accessible and assistive mobile  available on mobile phones and tablets
  • Explore with leading experts what is coming next, how it is being approached by industry and what will be necessary from an infrastructure perspective to leverage innovations  
  • Discuss with service providers key success factors in offering, promoting and delivering mobile accessible and assistive solutions and services to seniors and persons with disabilities

Featured Speakers:

Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC;
Frances West, Worldwide Director, IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center;
Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuance, and General Manager, Dragon;
Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.;
Jeff Kramer, Director of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Verizon;
Scott Freiermuth, Counsel, Government Affairs, Sprint;
Jim Tobias, President, Inclusive Technologies;
John Herzog, FCC;
Christian Vogler, Director, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University;
Peggy Remis, National Connections Program Manager, The OASIS Institute;
Paul Schroeder, Vice-President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind;
Ari Ne’eman, President and co-founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network;
Cathy Bodine, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver, AT Advisor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities 

VIDEO: Watch the Global Briefing Tour kick-off Session at FCC HQ (with captions)
Featuring remarks by ITU Secretary-General, Dr. Hamadoun Touré

BLOG: Mobile Innovations for Persons with Disabilities Require Increased Spectrum (The Hill's Congress Blog by Axel Leblois, G3ict Executive Director, 6/5/2012)

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M-Enabling Australasia 2013

 August 14-15, 2013 | Australian Technology Park, Sydney

Background

accan logoMobile technology is a potential game changer for people with disability and many older people; providing access and inclusion through usable, accessible and affordable mobile equipment and services.

M-Enabling Australasia 2013 will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from mobile service providers, developers, manufacturers, regulators, policy makers and organisations representing people with disability and older people. The event includes a stimulating program of speakers and panels discussing the current and future trends in accessible mobile technology, as well as a showcase of the latest innovations addressing the specific needs of people with disability and older people.

This is the first Australasian conference of its kind and the only stage of the M-Enabling initiative to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, with previous events held in Washington D.C., Milan, and soon, in Beijing.

M-Enabling Australasia 2013 is a joint partnership between the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and Telstra in cooperation with G3ict and EJ Krause and Associates.

For more details, visit event website at http://www.regonline.com.au/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1225897

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