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FCC AccessInfo: FCC TO CO-HOST TWO DISABILITY CONFERENCES, December 5 & 6, and December 7, 2011

FCC AccessInfo Events Announcement 

Washington, D.C.. 12/02/2011

International M-Enabling Summit and Showcase - December 5-6, 2011

On December 5 and 6, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3itc) will be co-hosting the International M-Enabling Summit and Showcase.  This event is designed to explore ways to promote and implement accessible mobile communications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.  More than 350 people have registered for the conference, from 30 countries.

On December 5, 2011, the Summit will take place in the morning at the FCC headquarters in the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20554.  (Closest Metro stop:  Smithsonian.)

Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday, the Summit will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745.  

To learn more about or register for the M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase, please visit: http://www.m-enabling.com/index.html. There is no charge to attend the sessions that will be held at the FCC’s Headquarters on Monday morning, December 5, 2011.  Sign language interpreters and computer aided real-time transcription will be available.

If you are interested in attending the remainder of the M-Enabling Summit at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, there is a registration fee.  Please visit www.m-enabling.com for registration information for that portion of the summit.

Broadband Adoption and Persons with Disabilities Inquiry Workshop: - December 7, 2011

On Wednesday, December 7 the FCC, the Wireless Internet Institute (W2i) and Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3ict) will co-host an international event entitled the Broadband Adoption and Persons with Disabilities Inquiry Workshop.  It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the FCC’s Headquarters.  

This event will be webcast at: www.fcc.gov/live and will be archived. During the workshop, we will be accepting e-mail questions and comments at broadbanddisability@fcc.gov.

To learn more about this event, please visit: http://g3ict.org/events/schedule/event_overview/p/eventId_262/id_611. Registration will be managed by W2i and G3itc. To register for this workshop please E-mail or call Christine Forget-Leblois at cmleblois@W2i.com  or (404) 918-9011. There is no charge to attend the December 7, 2011 workshop.

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