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M-Enabling Summit

Since the mid-2000’s mobile networks and technologies have brought access to telephony and the Internet to billions of users – 7 billion as of 2017. This phenomenal success and the intense competition among leading technology providers have generated unprecedented innovations in accessible user interfaces, accessible and assistive apps, special services, and Smart Home and Smart Cities solutions benefiting persons with disabilities.

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 app developers, technology providers, operators, advocates, government, accessibility experts and services providers to further promote innovations in 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 the annual FCC Chairman's Awards for Advancements in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).

The M-Enabling Summit has featured prominent speakers since inception among industry leaders, policy makers, advocates and innovators. It has established itself as a 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. In 2018 and 2019, G3ict and EJK have hosted M-Enabling European meetings in Düsseldorf, Germany, in cooperation with REHACARE at Messe Düsseldorf.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefing - September 2020 was organized as a fast-paced, two-hour program featuring dynamic interviews with thought leaders and engaging discussions. Watch the recording of the first Virtual Leadership Briefing - September 2020.

The M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefing Series continued in April 2021 as a two-hour webinar program on 'The Acceleration of Innovation in Inclusive Virtual Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities.' Watch the recording of the second Virtual Leadership Briefing - April 2021 on YouTube. The M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefing in June focused on 'Universities at the Forefront of Digital Inclusion.' Captioned recording will be available soon.

COVID-19 Update: We continue monitoring closely the evolution of governments policies and public health guidelines to ensure a safe planning for the events and are available to answer any question you may have.

Learn more about the two M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefings, April 21 and June 22, 2021

Learn more about the M-Enabling Summit, October 4-6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the M-Enabling Forum, October 7, 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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