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M-Enabling Summit

Since the early 2000’s mobile networks and the Internet have grown exponentially and reach today billions of users, generating digital transformations in all sectors of activity and unprecedented innovations in user interfaces, assistive apps, special services, Smart Home and Smart Cities solutions and Extended Reality innovations that can benefit persons with disabilities if designed with accessibility in mind.

Witnessing this profound transformation of our digital environment, G3ict launched the M-Enabling Summit, in partnership with E.J. Krause and Associates (EJK) in 2011, in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate the interaction between the participants in the emerging M-Enabling ecosystem including app and web developers, technology providers, operators, advocates, innovators, consumer electronics industries, government, accessibility experts and services providers committed to the effective implementation of digital accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Held annually in Washington, D.C., the M-Enabling Summit includes an innovation showcase, a conference program with more than 40 thematic sessions, technical briefings provided by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and presentations covering the latest digital accessibility innovations.

The M-Enabling Summit has featured prominent speakers since its inception among industry leaders, policy makers, advocates and innovators, elevating and promoting the discourse about digital accessibility. It has established itself as the leading venue for decision makers seeking information on accessibility solutions, multi-stakeholder cooperation and the promotion of digital accessibility innovation.

M-Enabling meetings have also been organized in Milan, Italy; Sydney, Australia; Moscow, Russian Federation; San Francisco, California hosted by GSMA at the 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas and, in 2018 and 2019, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in cooperation with REHACARE at Messe Düsseldorf.

After several virtual editions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the M-Enabling Summit resumed its in person edition in October 2021.

In January of 2022, G3ict assumed full ownership and management of the M-Enabling Summit with its next edition scheduled for October 15-17, 2024.