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Pre-Summit Session at the U.S. Senate
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2011 M-Enabling Summit Proceedings

2013 M-Enabling Summit Sponsors and Supporting Organizations

Platinum Sponsor

AT&T logoAT&T
At AT&T, accessibility is more than a word - it's a commitment to our customers with disabilities to provide the wireless products and services they need and to anticipate and meet their communication needs. From working with vendors and AT&T's Advisory Panel on Access and Aging on accessibility solutions to providing alternate billing formats, we are committed to helping this important group of AT&T customers.


EZ Fire

EZ Fire
EZFire is a privately held consulting group passionately dedicated to helping government agencies, technology and other vendors, large and small corporations and educational institutions make their technology equally accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. The company offers professional consulting, technology solutions, and monthly monitoring services to ensure that clients reach all audiences effectively and efficiently while meeting governmental and industry standards.

Sprint logo


Sprint is the largest and most technologically advanced Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provider in the nation, with more than 20 years experience in providing relay services to those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind, or have a speech disability.

Gold Sponsor

CEA logoCEA - Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry. 


Silver Sponsors



Research In Motion (RIM), now BlackBerry, a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected.
Deque invents software that makes the web accessible. When we talk about “making the digital world accessible,” that means ensuring that web sites, mobile applications and digital content are usable by people with disabilities. 

IBM logo IBM
International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Microsoft logo
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. 

Qualcomm - M-Enabling Summit Silver Sponsor


Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services.


TIA logo

TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through Standards development, Policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.

T-Mobile is a German mobile telephone provider, owned by Deutsche Telekom. It operates several GSM networks in Europe and the United States.

Verizon Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. is an American broadband and telecommunications company, delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider in the United States to build and operate a large-scale 4G LTE network.


Social Function Sponsors

Adobe logo Adobe
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe tools and services aim to allow customers to create digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. 

CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.


Technosite logo Technosite
Technosite specializes in e-business development, business intelligence, usability and accessibility, e-learning and management of portals. Within the business group of the ONCE Foundation, Technosite has become a benchmark in terms of accessibility and usability.


Digital Program Flash Drive Sponsor

Doro logo Doro

At Doro, we help people who face the challenges of aging to live an easier, safer and more fulfilling everyday life. Doro, the leader in the telecom care market, is a Swedish public company. With over 37 years of experience in the telecom industry, the company focuses on developing, marketing and selling products, software, TeleCare and mHealth solutions specially adapted to the growing worldwide population of seniors.

Tote Bag Sponsor


Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

Accessibility Services Sponsor

Ruh Global logo

Ruh Global

Ruh Global is a Strategic Communications & Digital Marketing firm helping corporations strategically include People with Disabilities (PwD). The firm allows organizations to connect and integrate the community of PwD, their families and other stakeholders including Wounded Warriors and Baby Boomers that are acquiring disabilities for the first time in their lives. 


Supporting Organizations

AFB logo AFB - American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. AFB envisions a world where people with vision loss have equal access and opportunities.

ATIA logoATIA - Assistive Technology Industry Association

The Assistive Technology Industry Association ("ATIA") is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services.


BridgingApps logoBridging Apps
BridgingApps is a volunteer community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on how we are using the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices with people who have special needs. We have found these mobile devices to provide accessibility for people who may have been previously disengaged from the world because of challenging language, motor, or other developmental delays. 


COAT logo COAT - Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
COAT advocates for accessibility and usability of technology for people with disabilities. Enacting the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (21st CVAA) was a huge step forward and we are working to implement this new law. COAT’s overall aim is to ensure accessibility, usability, and affordability of all broadband, wireless, and Internet technologies for people with disabilities.

DAISY Consortium logo
DAISY Consortium

The DAISY Consortium was formed in May, 1996 by talking book libraries to lead the worldwide transition from analog to Digital Talking Books. DAISY denotes the Digital Accessible Information SYstem. The DAISY Consortium is a global consortium of organizations committed to a common vision and mission, which pools and coordinates resources to deliver global change. We work towards creating the best way to read and publish.


Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability
Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability
The Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability facilitates interaction and ensures that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet Governance in order to build a future where all sectors of the global community have equal access to the Information Society. DCAD has organized workshops and activities at IGF events.


HelpAge USA logo HelpAge USA
HelpAge USA draws on 25 years of experience to help older people in more than 80 countries lead full, secure lives and overcome the discrimination they face.



IARP logo
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

IARP is the leading professional association of choice by rehabilitation professionals and associates with interest in private sector rehabilitation. With more than 2,400 members across North America, IARP provides a community for rehabilitation professionals in their quest for education and professional growth.

OASIS logo

OASIS mission is to promote successful aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement.  Founded in 1982 and based in St. Louis, the non-profit organization is now active in 43 cities across 25 states and serves more than 59,000 individuals each year. OASIS puts into practice the landmark MacArthur Foundation study of successful aging.


Raising the Floor logo
Raising the Floor
The mission of the Raising the Floor is to make the web and mobile technologies accessible to everyone with disability, literacy and aging-related barriers, regardless of their economic status. More specifically, Raising the Floor seeks to ensure that access technologies are available for all types of functional impairment including those due to disability, literacy level, or effects of aging. 

SeniorNet logo SeniorNet
SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. SeniorNet members learn and teach others to use computers and communications technologies to accomplish a variety of tasks.

TDI logo TDI - Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
TDI (formally known as Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.) was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers. Today, it is an active national advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind. 

The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN® serves as the collective voice of over 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. Additionally, the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) is the nation's leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.

USICD logoUSICD - U.S. International Council on Disabilities

The United States International Council on Disabilities is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda. 


The Viscardi Center logoThe Viscardi Center
Founded over sixty years ago by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. who himself wore prosthetic legs and became one of the world’s leading advocates for people with disabilities, as well as a disability advisor to U.S. eight presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter, The Viscardi Center is a network of non-profit organizations that provides a lifespan of services for children and adults with disabilities. It is a hub for leading edge approaches to education and employment and pro-active efforts that aim to shape and influence policy changes that will benefit the people it serves.

WID logoWID - World Institute on Disability
The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance. An internationally recognized public policy center founded in 1983 by leaders of the Independent Living Movement, WID's program work focuses on issues and problems that directly affect people’s ability to live full and independent lives. A majority of the Board and staff are persons with disabilities. 

Media Partners

AbilityJobs.com logoAbilityJobs.com

ABILITYJobs is the Leading Website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities. The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. 

Ability Magazine logo Ability Magazine

AbilityMagazine is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. It's an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. 

Aging 2.0 logoAging 2.0

Aging2.0 is a global network of innovators who use technology and design to improve the lives of older adults around the world.