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2011 M-Enabling Summit Proceedings

Wednesday, June, 05, 2013
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM International Delegations Session at FCC Headquarters (Open to the public)
09:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Review of 21st Century CVAA rule making and implementation
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Pre-Summit Session at the U.S. Senate
Briefing: The Impact of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Global Commerce and the International Accessibility Eco-System

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Pre-registration at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Location: Conference level (2nd floor)

 
    Day 1: Thursday, June, 06, 2013
    08:00 AM - 07:00 PM Day 1 of M-Enabling Summit 2013

    VIEW: 2013 M-Enabling Summit: Web Able TV featured webcasts and selected video interviews (captioned)

    8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Registration and welcome at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

    08:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Venue: Grand Ballroom

    Opening Session

    Session Chair: John D. Kemp, President and CEO, The Viscardi Center, and Chair of the Advocacy Committee, G3ict

    • Introductory Remarks: Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
    • Keynote Address: Mignon L. Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Keynote Address: Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint • Remarks

    Panel: Universal Access for All Ages and All Abilities
    Universal Access is a common objective of policy makers, advocates and industry. Thought leaders from around the world will share their perspective on how this objective can be reached.

    Session Chair: John D. Kemp, President and CEO, The Viscardi Center, and Chair of the Advocacy Committee, G3ict

    Panelists:

    • Javed Abidi, Chairperson, Disabled People's International (DPI) and Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance (IDA) (video message)
    • Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA) (video message)
    • Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire
    • Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
    • Donna Cordner, Chair, HelpAge USA, and Independent Director, Millicom International Cellular SA 

    10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Refreshment Break in Showcase Area | Hosted by Technosite, Fundosa Group, ONCE Foundation
    Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the meeting rooms.

    11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. | Venue: Grand Ballroom

    Plenary Session: Making Mobile Communications Work for Users of All Abilities
    Chaired by a leading Disability Advocate, the session will examine the power of making applications and services accessible to users of all abilities from a government, persons with disabilities and private sector perspective.
    Session Chair: Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
    Panelists:
    • Rich Donovan, Managing Partner, Fifth Quadrant Analytics and Chief Investment Officer, WingSail Capital: “Why ‘Extreme Users’ matter to industry, regulators and all users” • Presentation
    • Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, AT&T: “Mega trends, market and technology opportunities: How phones, tablets, apps and services benefit seniors and users of all abilities” • Presentation
    • Robert Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft: “Universal benefits of Accessibility” • Presentation
    • Gabi Zodik, Research Leader for IBM's MobileFirst Initiative: “Implementing Mobile Accessibility for the Enterprise”
    12:20 p.m.: Remarks by Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA –The Wireless Association
    Introduction: Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President of Institutional Relations, G3ict

    12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Lunch in Showcase Area | Hosted by CTIA - The Wireless Association
    • Showcase opens at 10:30 a.m.
    • Buffet lunch served in Showcase Area at 12:30 p.m.
    Offered buffet style, the Summit lunch will allow participants to network and meet in a conveniently located showcase area with the opportunity, weather permitting, to enjoy the terraces of the conference center with vistas of the Capital.

    2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Parallel Sessions
     
    Studio D New Mobile Apps and Services Promoted by the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
    The 21st Century CVAA (Communications and Video Accessibility Act) is the most advanced and comprehensive legislation ever promulgated to promote digital accessibility. After an update presented by the lead FCC Executive overseeing its rule making, the panel will discuss how its implementation impacts innovation, users’ experience and businesses.

    Session Chair: Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) • Presentation
     
    Panel: Perspectives from Industry and User Community
    • Julie Kearney, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) • Presentation
    • Mary McCarthy, Director, U-Verse TV, AT&T
    • Matthew Gerst, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association • Presentation
    • Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    • Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America
    • Dave Dougall, Director, Accessibility & Sustainability, BlackBerry, representing Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)  
    • Scott R. Freiermuth, Counsel, Sprint Government Affairs
    Studio E – Assistive Apps and Solutions for Developing Countries and Low Resource Environments  
    There are more than six billion mobile phones in usage today, with the vast majority of those in low resource environments where high-end handsets, assistive software and accessibility features are still not commonly promoted and used. Based on the presentation of successful case studies, this session will examine key steps that can be taken to overcome economic, technical and human capacity barriers to mobile accessibility features and services. 

    Session Chair: Joyojeet Pal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan • Presentation
     
    Panelists:
    • Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) • Presentation
    • Abeer Shakweer, Ph.D., Minister's Advisor for Social Services, Ministry of ICT (Egypt) • Presentation  
    • Gayle Teicher, Senior Attorney, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. / CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.
    • Harold Salters, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Studio F – Introduction to the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
    Participants in this session will learn about the work being done by an international coalition of 20+ organizations and individuals to address some of the most fundamental challenges facing Accessibility today.  Hear from panelists who will discuss the benefits that can be derived from the creation of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

    Session Chair: David Dikter, Acting CEO, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) • Presentation
     
    Panelists: 
    • Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, AT&T
    • Pina D’Intino, Sr. Manager - Enabling Solutions and Support Management, Scotiabank
    • Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager - Accessibility, Adobe Systems
    • Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
    Salon 1+2+3 – Cloud Solutions for Mobile Users
    Cloud-based technologies carry the promise of delivering personalized accessible interfaces anywhere, anytime on any device to users of all abilities. This session will examine the latest developments occurring in the mobile industry and among researchers and service providers, including the launch of new cloud-based products and services.

    Session Chair: Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSERS, U.S. Department of Education 
    Panelists:
    • Michael Reilly, Ph.D., Director, mHealth Business Development, Doro AB • Presentation
    • Richard Schwerdtfeger, CTO Accessibility, IBM Software • Presentation
    • Gregg Vanderheiden, Ph.D., Founder, Raising the Floor/GPII, Ph.D., & Director, Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Claudio Giugliemma, President, LucyTech, Inc. • Presentation
    Salon 5+6+7 – Mobility and Dexterity
    Mobile phones and tablets have the potential to bring unprecedented benefits to persons with limited mobility or dexterity. This session will examine the very latest user interfaces, apps and services, how they work, and how to procure and implement them from a user perspective. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.

    Session Chair: John Morris, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)/Shepherd Center • Presentation
     
    Panelists:
    • Sang-Mook Lee, Associate Professor, and Chief Research Officer, Seoul National University • Presentation
    • Mauricio Meza, CEO, Komodo OpenLab, Inc. • Presentation  
    • Harry Lew, Research and Development Manager, Neil Squire Society • Presentation
    • Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications, Inc. • Presentation  
    • Erin Dichiara, Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology Department, Shepherd Center
    3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Refreshment Break in Showcase Area | Hosted by EZ Fire
    Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the meeting rooms.

    4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Parallel Sessions

    Studio B - Creating the First Smartphone Specially Developed for Blind and Visually Impaired Users (Qualcomm hosted session)
    Most blind and visually impaired users traditionally rely on an array of specialty devices, each with a unique user interface, which makes them difficult to use and prohibitively expensive. This session will explore how the commercialization of a new smartphone, specially developed for eye-free interaction with built-in functionality and content for the blind, is poised to become the new gold standard in accessibility tools.

    Session Chair: Michael Vakulenko, Strategy Director, VisionMobile      

    Panelists:

    • Robert Felgar, General Counsel and General Manager, Odin Mobile
    • Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) • Presentation 
    • Boaz Zilberman, Founder and CEO, Project-RAY • Presentation
    • Angela Baker, Senior Manager, Wireless Reach Division, Qualcomm • Presentation
    Studio D – End-Users Session: Sorting out the Apps Jungle
    With over one million apps approved by Apple and Android and other operating system environments catching up, choosing the right app is a daunting task for anyone. This task is even more difficult for persons with disabilities: inaccessible app stores, inability to test the accessibility of apps before buying them, lack of crowd sourced accessibility ratings, and limited information as to where find assistive applications create barriers which need to be addressed. This session will explore solutions and review current initiatives from around the world addressing those issues.   

    Session Chair: Mary Brooner, Principal, MB Consulting, LLC
    Panelists:
    • Anita S. Aaron, Executive Director, World Institute on Disability
    • Michael Milligan, Secretary General, Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF)
    • Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, SSB Bart Group
    • Sami Rahman, Co-founder, BridgingApps.org/Easter Seals 
    • Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Harold Salters, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Studio E – E-Book Readers and e-Publishing for Mobile Platforms: Competing for Seniors and Users of All Abilities
    E-book readers have become pervasive and are increasingly working as a second mobile device for most consumers.  Making contents and devices accessible is an imperative considering the impact that e-book readers have on education and the general public. Leading industry experts will discuss latest standards, technology solutions and actual products which demonstrate that solutions for accessible e-book reading are here today and already emerging on a larger scale.

    Session Chair: Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager - Accessibility, Adobe Systems
    Panelists:
    • Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSERS, U.S. Department of Education   
    • Michele Woods, Director Copyright Law Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    • Richard Orme, Head of Accessibility and Digital Inclusion, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
    • Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc. / CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.
    • Anne Taylor, Director of Access Technology, National Federation of the Blind
    • Betsy Beaumon, VP and General Manager, Literacy Program, The Benetech Initiative
    Studio F – Accessibility, A Driver for Innovation
    Members of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) represents the most significant source of technology and innovation in the world. This session will review some of the most innovative enabling technologies and products available today and in the near future and examine how accessibility is becoming a driver of innovation and competitiveness. 

    Session Chair: Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Electronics Association Foundation
    Panelists:
    • Bruce Borenstein, President and CEO, AfterShokz • Presentation
    • John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory, Qualcomm • Presentation
    • Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications, Inc. • Presentation
    • Greg Rhoades, Director of Marketing, Leviton Security & Automation • Presentation
    Salon 1+2+3 – Which Standards for Accessible Mobile Phones and Services?
    Mobile phones, tablets, apps and services are at the intersection of multiple technologies and types of service and content providers. The panel will discuss how hardware manufacturers, operating system vendors, app developers, mobile web and services designers can best leverage existing standards to ensure a seamless accessible mobile experience for end-users. Panelists will review the most commonly used accessibility standards and guidelines, how they intersect and identify any potential gaps and opportunities for further standardization developments. The panel will provide attendees with the most current references and experience in this crucial area for industry and users alike.

    Session Chair: Jutta Treviranus, Director, Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University • Presentation
     
    Panelists:
    • Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
    • Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka Nu AB
    • Brian Markwalter, Senior Vice President, Research and Standards, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) • Presentation
    • John S. Lee, Technical Advisor, Standards and Licensing, BlackBerry, and Rapporteur for Question 26 (Accessibility) of Study Group 16, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 
    • John Herzog, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) • Presentation
    Salon 5+6+7 – Latest Developments in Video Relay Services
    Shortly before the 2013 M-Enabling Summit takes place, the ITU and several major organizations of persons with hearing impairments will meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss latest developments of Video Relay Services around the world. This session will summarize their key findings and provide examples of mobile apps, products and services which are changing the way persons hard of hearing can communicate on the go. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.

    Session Chair: Andrea Saks, International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf, Convener ITU JCA-AHF (Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors)
    Panelists:
    • Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
    • Christian Vogler, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
    • Tony Bennetts, Chief Information Officer, Australian Communication Exchange Ltd. (ACE)
    • Peter Hayes, CEO, Spranto
    • Gregory Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer & Governmental Affairs, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Randall Pope, President-Elected, American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
    • Steve Frank, VRI Director, Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) • Presentation
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception | Hosted by Adobe Systems
    Offered by Adobe Systems, Inc., a Corporate Leader member of G3ict, the Summit’s Cocktail Reception will allow participants to network and meet in a conveniently located showcase area with the opportunity, weather permitting, to enjoy the terraces of the conference center with vistas of the Capital. 
      Day 2: Friday, June, 07, 2013
      08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Day 2 of M-Enabling Summit 2013
      8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Coffee in Showcase Area

      9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Parallel Sessions
       
      Studio D – Mobile Solutions for Accessible Emergency Services across Borders
      Emergency services, including disaster preparedness, are a top priority for governments, international organizations and organization of persons with disabilities and seniors around the world.  Ample statistical evidence shows that the death toll among persons with disabilities is much higher than for the general population in most countries where disasters strike. While mobile solutions can bring in theory unprecedented new ways to communicate in times of disaster, wireless networks saturation and disruption can be a challenge. Individual emergency response is also a topic of great concern due to the slow adaptation of systems to modern mobile technology. SMS text 911 compatibility will be presented as one example of what can be achieved when multiple stakeholders work together to overcome accessibility barriers.
       
      Session Chair: Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA 
       
      Panelists:
      • Hiroshi Kawamura, Board Member, DAISY Consortium • Presentation
      • Jean-Pierre Auffret, Ph.D., Director of the MS in Technology Management and MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, George Mason University • Presentation   
      • Toni Dunne, ENP, External Affairs Manager, Intrado Inc. • Presentation
      • Wayne Hawkins, Disability Policy Advisor, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
      • John Morris, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)/Shepherd Center • Presentation
      • Ko Matsuo, Director, Product Planning, Great Call • Presentation
      Studio E – Mobile Solutions for Multimedia Accessibility
      Mobile devices have emerged as a new platform to either enjoy multimedia contents or to facilitate the use of a primary device as a “second screen.” From crowd sourced captions to blue-tooth enabled apps for rear view glasses or tablets providing accessible programs and TV controls, this session will review the latest research and innovations leveraging mobile devices for greater accessibility to multimedia and how they can be implemented.
       
      Session Chair: David M. Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board
       
      Panelists:
      • John S. Lee, Technical Advisor, Standards and Licensing, BlackBerry, and Rapporteur for Question 26 (Accessibility) of Study Group 16, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 
      • Chieko Asakawa, Ph.D., IBM Fellow – Manager Human Systems Research, IBM Research - Tokyo • Presentation
      • Madeleine Rothberg, Project Director, National Center for Accessible Media, WGBH
      • Robert Pearson, Director, Accessible Digital Media, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) • Presentation
      • Mike Paciello, President, The Paciello Group (WEBAble TV) • Presentation
      Studio F – Developing and Testing Accessible Apps
      Mobile apps development generated new skills sets shared by hundreds of thousands of developers around the world.  Yet, little attention has been given to the basics of how to develop and test accessible apps. This session will discuss several methodologies to ensure that applications are developed with accessibility in mind, including for users with sensorial, physical and cognitive impairments. The difficult issue of cognitive overload which affects a large population of users will be covered in depth.
       
      Session Chair: Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT (Ireland); Fellow of The Irish Computer Society • Presentation

      Panelists:
      • Dan Hubbell, Technical Evangelist, Accessibility Business Unit, Microsoft
      • Melanie Endres, Sales Director, Code Factory • Presentation
      • Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire
      • Tim Springer, CEO, SSB Bart Group • Presentation
      • Luca Enei, Assistive Technology Consultant, Associazione GLIC • Presentation
      Salon 1+2+3 – Senior Care Professionals: Leading Apps and Services
      Mobile devices allow for a variety of remote interactive support services for seniors, from monitoring health and physical status to providing special services on demand, providing emergency response or creating new opportunities to interact with others. This session will examine a selection of innovative applications and services and their impact on users. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.
       
      Session Chair: Janice Branham, Director of Communications and Technology, The OASIS Institute • Presentation
       
      Panelists:
      • Ted Drake, Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer, Intuit • Presentation  
      • Justin Eddings, User Experience Designer, Sprint
      • Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc. • Presentation
      Salon 5+6+7 – Visual Impairments: Assistive Apps and Solutions
      Multiple innovations have emerged on mobile platforms which bring solutions to users with visual impairments. This session will review a selection of the latest mobile applications, hardware and services from a user perspective. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.
       
      Session Chair: Darren Burton, Acting Director, AFB Tech, American Foundation for the Blind
       
      Panelists:
      • Loïc Dubié, CEO, TelOrion • Presentation
      • D. Michael Brooks, COO, SightTech LLC
      • Boaz Zilberman, Founder and CEO, Project-RAY • Presentation
      • Jim Mueller, Director, The Wireless RERC’s App Factory Project 
      • Steve Jacobs, CEO, IDEAL Group, Inc. / Apps4Android
      • Yevgen Borodin, Ph.D., President and CEO, Charmtech Labs LLC • Presentation
      10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Refreshment Break in Showcase Area | Hosted by EZ Fire
      Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the meeting rooms.

      11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Parallel Sessions
       
      Studio B – Mobile Accessibility Policies: Design, Implementation and Results
      Telecom Regulators from around the world are developing new policies and programs to promote accessible mobile phones and services. Those policies reflect the commitments made by States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, now ratified by 130 countries, and leverage the many accessibility solutions now available on the market place.
      Policy makers and regulators will discuss their experiences in designing and implementing those policies, their results to-date, and review the latest policy recommendations issued by the International Telecommunication Union and G3ict.
       
      Session Chair: Mario Maniewicz, Policies and Strategies Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
       
      Panelists:
      • Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Chairman, G3ict Board of Trustees
      • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict 
      • Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) • Presentation  
      • Annie Baldeo, Manager, Policy and Research, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago • Presentation
      • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
      Studio D – Advanced Solutions for Mobile Apps and Mobile Web Accessibility
      Many organizations are seeking systematic ways to ensure the full accessibility of their regular web sites, mobile web sites and mobile applications. Several innovative solutions are now available which enable organizations to streamline their web content management, providing superior consumer experience and compliance with web accessibility standards. This session will examine newest methodologies and tools, as well as their implementation by large organizations. 
       
      Session Chair: Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems, Inc.

      Panelists:
      • Ted Drake, Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer, Intuit • Presentation
      • Pina D’Intino, Sr. Manager, Enabling Solutions and Support Management, Scotiabank
      • Dylan Barrell, VP of Product Development, Deque Systems, Inc.
      • Dinah Cohen, Director, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), U.S. Department of Defense 
      • Dan Mouyard, Senior Interface Engineer, Forum One Communications
      Studio E – Assistive Apps and Solutions for Hard of Hearing, Deaf and Speech Impaired Persons
      Multiple innovations have emerged on mobile platforms which bring solutions to users with hearing impairments. This session will review a selection of the latest mobile applications, hardware and services from a user perspective. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.

      Session Chair: Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
       
      Panelists:
      • Jenny Buechner, Product Manager, Hamilton CapTel 
      • Mike Maddix, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sorenson Communications, Inc.
      • Mike Starling, Executive Director, NPR Labs • Presentation  
      • Mike Ellis, National Director, Sprint Relay • Presentation
      • Kevin Green, Executive Director, Public Policy and Planning, Verizon • Presentation
      • Dave Dougall, Director, Accessibility & Sustainability, BlackBerry • Presentation
      Studio F – Assistive Apps for Leisure, Tourism and Transportation
      Mobile apps and services are particularly powerful to assist persons with disabilities while travelling or enjoying tourism and leisure activities. Geo-location, Near Field Communication (NFC) and virtual reality techniques enable solutions which provide users with unprecedented levels of information and direction in context. Cities, trains, airports, museums and many other public spaces are bringing to market among the most creative mobile solutions. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.
       
      Session Chair: Jay Cardinali, Worldwide Accessibility Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts • Presentation
       
      Panelists:
      • Nicola Palmarini, Director / Manager, IBM Europe Human Centric Solutions Center • Presentation
      • Roberto Torena Cristóbal, Manager of the Accessible Technologies & Innovation Business Unit, Technosite 
      • Nancy Proctor, Ph.D., Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution • Presentation
      • Madeleine Rothberg, Project Director, National Center for Accessible Media, WGBH
      • Kevin G. McGuire, Chairman & CEO, McGuire Associates & AbleRoad
      • Robert Brooker, President, Signaids
      • Mohammed Yousuf, Research Electronics Engineer, Office of Operations R&D, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation • Presentation
      Salon 1+2+3 – Outreach and User Support: How Can Mobile Operators Partner with Assistive Technology (AT) Centers, Rehabilitation Centers and Nonprofit Organizations
      Partnering among mobile service providers, Assistive Technology (AT) and Rehabilitation Centers, as well as organizations of persons with disabilities and community services will play an increasingly important role in promoting mobile solutions among persons with disabilities and seniors. Panelists will review current experiences of cooperation in the United States and abroad in the field of product development, outreach, training and customer service. 

      Session Chair: Sandy Hanebrink, Executive Director, Touch the Future, Inc. • Presentation
       
      Panelists:
      • Jenifer Simpson, Co-founder, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)
      • Paul Galonsky, Project Associate, RESNA Catalyst Project • Presentation
      • Jessica Ditto, Communications Director, Connected Nation, Inc. • Presentation
      • David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
      • Cathy Bodine, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver, AT Advisor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities • Presentation  
      • Kamran Vahedi, Managing Director, Assist Tech Europe bvba /SKILATE (Belgium) • Presentation
      Salon 5+6+7 – Learning and Cognitive
      Multiple innovations have emerged on mobile platforms which bring solutions to users with learning or cognitive impairments. This session will review a selection of the latest mobile applications, hardware and services from a user perspective. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.
       
      Session Chair: Ari Ne‘eman, President and Co-founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

      Panelists:
      • Joan Green, Founder, Innovative Speech Therapy • Presentation
      • Anne Galang, Communications and Relationship Manager, BlackBerry • Presentation  
      • Julia Bascom, Program Associate, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) • Presentation
      12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch in Showcase Area
      Offered buffet style, the Summit lunch will allow participants to network and meet in a conveniently located showcase area with the opportunity, weather permitting, to enjoy the terraces of the conference center with vistas of the Capital.

      1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Parallel Sessions

      Studio D – Leading Mobile Solutions for Accessible Financial Services
      Financial services can dramatically expand their reach by leveraging mobile communications and devices: mobile web access, mobile apps, cloud solutions and near field communications are some of the technology enablers which transform the way customers interact with banks, brokerage firms, accounting services or point of sales. Given the diverse abilities of the population served and the many circumstances when users experience limitations to interact with their devices, accessibility becomes an imperative. This session will review some of the latest solutions offered by mainstream financial services companies and technology vendors. 

      Session Chair: Frances West, World Wide Director, Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM
       
      Panelists: 
      • Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire
      • Pina D’Intino, Sr. Manager, Enabling Solutions and Support Management, Scotiabank
      • Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT (Ireland); Fellow of The Irish Computer Society
      • Andrew Foote, Vice President Innovation and Payments Strategy, Wells Fargo
      Studio E – Games for Players of All Abilities
      Gaming is the largest and fastest growing mobile application segment. From a user perspective, being able to enjoy accessible games is obviously a relevant concern shared by a very large population. Meanwhile educators and therapists also look at the benefit of games as an effective way to engage users in a variety of situations. This session will examine how to make games accessible to users of all abilities, as well as look at a selection of examples of games for persons with disabilities. Apps presenters will provide 10’ live demonstrations with Q&As.
       
      Session Chair: Dan Hubbell, Technical Evangelist, Accessibility Business Unit, Microsoft
       
      Panelists: 
      • Mark C. Barlet, President and CEO, The AbleGamers Foundation
      • Ian Hamilton, Accessibility Specialist and UX Designer
      • Patrick Dyer, Managing Director/Producer at Toon Brothers I.P. Ltd The Environmental Edutainment Company 
      Studio F – Mobile Operators Success Stories
      Mobile service providers play a critical role in promoting, selling and supporting accessible and assistive solutions for customers of all abilities. This session will review some of the most successful national initiatives and programs deployed by mobile service providers from around the world: How they started, what organizational steps they took, how they engaged employees as accessibility advocates, which customers they reached out to and which impact their programs had on their users and their business.
       
      Session Chair: Matthew Gerst, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association • Presentation

      Panelists:
      • Avalyn Jackson, Lead Compliance Analyst, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, AT&T • Presentation
      • Dr. Monique Mai, Accessibility Department, Orange Group • Presentation
      • Takahiro Ohori, Product Department, NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (Japan) • Presentation  
      • Jennifer Crutchfield, Corporate Responsibility, Sprint
      Salon 1+2+3 – Enhancing Seniors Social Lives and Independent Living with Mobile Solutions
      For Seniors, mobile technologies can bring new services that help them connect to their families and communities, work and hobbies, centers of interest and personal history. By training seniors to use contemporary mobile tablets and smartphones to access relevant contents and peer-to-peer video communication services, organizations across the world are enabling seniors to enjoy a more connected and fulfilling life. For many, simple accessibility features embedded in mobile devices and their ease of use are significant success factors for adoption.
       
      Session Chair: Stephen Johnston, Founder, Aging2.0 • Presentation   

      Panelists:
      • Michael Reilly, Ph.D., Director, mHealth Business Development, Doro AB • Presentation
      • Kamran Vahedi, Managing Director, Assist Tech Europe bvba /SKILATE (Belgium) • Presentation
      • Jeff Hill, Founder and CEO, MyGait Senior Computing • Presentation
      • Chet Cooper, Publisher, ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs
      • Aram Hekimian, Chairman and CEO, KAPSYS • Presentation
      • Ko Matsuo, Director, Product Planning, Great Call • Presentation
      Salon 5+6+7 – Special Educators: Leading Apps and Services for Special Education
      While many education apps are increasingly available for tablets, and “bring your own device” policies spread among school districts, leveraging new mobile technologies for students with special needs, while potentially very effective, is not a simple task for educators. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities for educators of leveraging accessible and assistive mobile solutions with concrete examples of apps implementation.
       
      Session Chair: Amy Goldman, Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University/UCEDD • Presentation
       
      Panelists:
      • Sang-Mook Lee, Associate Professor, and Chief Research Officer, Seoul National University • Presentation
      • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T • Presentation
      • Lauren S. Enders, Augmentative Communication Consultant/Assistive Technology Consultant/Speech-Language Pathologist • Presentation
      • Joan Green, Founder, Innovative Speech Therapy • Presentation
      3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Refreshment Break in Showcase Area
      Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the meeting rooms.

      3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Venue: Grand Ballroom

      Closing Session: Lessons learnt, new perspectives, and remarks
      The closing session will bring together participating thought leaders from industry, government and the user community who will summarize key findings and explore new directions and opportunities identified for the global mobile accessibility eco-system during the M-Enabling Summit.

      Session Co-Chairs:
      • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
      • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
      Panelists:
      • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
      • Sang-Mook Lee, Associate Professor, and Chief Research Officer, Seoul National University
      • Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Chairman, G3ict Board of Trustees
      • Ron Akins, Senior Vice President, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
      4:30 p.m.: Adjournment, Showcase Closes