CONFERENCE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Accessibility: A Driver for Mobile Innovation

Monday, June 9, 2014

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

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Opening Session

  • Introductory Remarks
  • Opening Keynote

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom
Plenary Session: The M-Enabling 2014 Talk Show (Part 1)


The Accelerating Pace of Innovation: What’s in the Works?
Co-Hosted by Julie Kearney, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Expert Guests:
  • Aaron Bangor, Lead Accessible Technology Architect, AT&T (invited)
  • John Godfrey, VP, Communications Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Samsung Electronics
  • Tony Jasionowski, Senior Group Manager Accessibility, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
  • John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory -- Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Yegven Borodin, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University; President and Director of R&D, Charmtech Labs LLC
  • Richard Einhorn, Composer

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Showcase opens at 10:30 a.m. 
Refreshment Break in Showcase Area
Hosted by SSB BART Group

Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the conference meeting rooms.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Plenary Session: The M-Enabling 2014 Talk Show
(Part 2)
Social Media and Web Search Accessibility: The Mobile Quantum Leap
Hosted by Chet Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, ABILITY Magazine
Expert Guests:
  • Sarah Clatterbuck, Senior Manager, Web Development, Team Money & Accessibility Task Force, Linked-In
  • Russell Wilson, Director of IBM’s new Mobile Innovation Lab
  • Mike Shebanek, Senior Director of Accessibility, Yahoo!
  • Robert Pearson, Director, Accessible Digital Media, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
  • Other expert guests to be announced


12:00 p.m.  
Grand Ballroom
Remarks by Lunch Sponsor

12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Showcase Area
Hosted by CTIA – The Wireless Association

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 B – Enabling New Experiences for Travel and Tourism
The pace of innovation for mobile travel and tourism applications and services has been considerable over the past few years.  This panel will review the most innovative mobile applications and services launched with seniors and persons with disabilities in mind by independent app developers, major travel and hospitality corporations, local governments and organizations managing touristic and cultural destinations. The session will include presentations of the latest and most innovative assistive applications designed to enhance the experience of seniors and users with disabilities “on-the-go” by leveraging enabling technologies, such as broadband Internet access, GPS, Wi-Fi, Near Field Communications (NFC) or environment sensors and virtual reality.

Session Chair: Jay Cardinali, ‎Worldwide Accessibility Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Stephen J. McCormack, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, Visus Technology, Inc.
  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Lead Accessibility IBM Research: Human Ability & Accessibility Center
  • Carin van Vuuren, CMO, Usablenet
  • Joe Cioffi, CEO and Founder, ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps LLC
  • Other panelists to be announced


Studio D – The Mobile Baby Boomers Opportunity: Emerging Trends
With the quiet but rapid expansion of the mobile senior market and Baby Boomers demographics, success patterns for the adoption of mobile apps and web services by seniors are emerging.   This panel will review the latest research available on the usage of mobile applications and services by seniors and explore some of the most important success factors in addressing this burgeoning market place.  Panelists will also discuss the unique characteristics of specific senior demographic groups and how they may be reached differently.

Session Chair: Brian Scarpelli, Manager of Government Affairs, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Panelists:
  • Jérôme, Arnaud, CEO, Doro AB
  • Other panelists to be announced


Studio E – Wearable Mobile Devices: A New Platform for Assistive Technologies
While wearable computing devices have been around for a number of years, the miniaturization of wireless components and new low power consumption technologies bring the promises of an entirely new generation of mobile wearable assistive devices.  This session will look at the most recent innovative products available in the marketplace, such as the Sony and Google glasses, which areas of assistive technologies may benefit the most from those new devices and which types of distribution channels may work best to reach seniors and persons with disabilities.

Session Chair: Steve Tyler, Head, Innovation and Development, RNIB / World Blind Union
Panelists: To be announced

Studio F – International Association of Accessibility Professionals Global Launch
The newly formed International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) officially launched in March 2014.  The mission of the IAAP is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.  This session will provide an update on the plans for the organization and how to get involved.

Session Chair: David Dikter, CEO,  IAAP
Panelists:

  • Rob Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Drew LaHart, Manager - Consulting and Accessibility Project Office, IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
  • Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager – Accessibility, Adobe Systems
  • Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka Nu AB

Salon 4 – What Corporations Need to Know about Mobile Accessibility Compliance: Latest Rules for the Implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
Since the June 2013 M-Enabling Summit, considerable activity has occurred with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) completing all of the rulemakings to implement the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).  This session will examine the specific dispositions that cover the accessibility of mobile devices and services and their implication for corporations. The panel will be led by the FCC and include CIOs, industry representatives, as well as organizations of seniors and persons with disabilities.
 

Session Chair: Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Panelists:
  • Scott R. Freiermuth, Counsel, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Sprint
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
  • Pratik Patel, Founder and CEO, EZFire
  • Tim Springer, CEO, SSB BART Group
  • Andrew Phillips, Policy Counsel, The Law & Advocacy Center, National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

 

Salon 5+6 – Mobile Innovation Forum and App Smackdown – Special Educators
This session will cover the fast expanding sector of mobile apps for Special Education.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of mobile apps and services for students with disabilities, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.  The session will then call for the sharing of innovative apps, if any, by participants, in a Smackdown format, presenting as much as they can in 3 minutes each. Q&A will follow. List of presenters, schedule and live feedback postings will be available on the M-Enabling Social Media Center at the Summit.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Showcase Area
Hosted by TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association)
Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the conference meeting rooms.

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parallel Sessions

Studio B – Market Movers: Easy Apps and Services for Seniors
Some of the best known brands in the world, as well as innovative start-ups, are leading  digital marketing in the mobile senior market place.  This session will review examples of the successful implementation of new features on existing services, as well brand-new apps and services specifically designed for the mobile senior market place.  Those reviews will include the best social media, productivity apps, e-commerce, entertainment, search engines or communication solutions which are specifically addressing the needs of seniors around the world. 

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists:
  • Jennifer Crutchfield, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sprint
  • Kevon Kothari, Director, Corporate Development, Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC
  • Other panelists to be announced

Studio D – Mobile in Special Education: Hype or Real Progress?
This session will review the latest research conducted on the adoption, usage and outcome of mobile devices for Special Education.  Panelists will share success stories in deploying those devices in various education environments. The presentations will be followed by a discussion among educators, app developers and administrators on the merits and downsides of promoting the usage of mobile assistive applications for students with disabilities and how those change interactions between Special Educators, students and their families. 

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Studio E – By-passing the Security Hurdle: Biometrics and Bio-recognition
Security processes can be a daunting barrier to accessing secured digital contents and services for persons with disabilities, seniors or persons with reading difficulties.  The latest generation of mobile handsets and operating systems is breaking this barrier by offering various biometric and bio-recognition solutions.  This session will look at the technologies and applications available in the market place today, discuss their future evolution, and will also explore how secure mobile devices may leverage Near Field Communications (NFC) allowing persons with disabilities to interact in a secure manner with electronic kiosks, payment terminals and other types of digitally controlled devices.

Session Chair: Kurt Mattes, Vice President, Electronic Communications, Accessibility SME, Corporate Internet Group, JPMorgan Chase (invited)
Panelists:
  • Dan Poder, Director, MorphoTrust USA
  • Ram Ramachandran, Program Director of Advanced Technologies, IBM: Human Ability & Accessibility Center
  • Other panelists to be announced

Studio F – Beyond Devices: Leveraging Societal Technologies for an Interconnected User Environment
The exponential growth of the number of applications available to seniors and persons with disabilities, and the considerably enhanced accessibility features of mobile devices, present the risk of limiting the development of solutions with a sole focus on the end-user device. This session will explore how, in an interconnected society with an ever growing adoption of e-government, e-commerce, e-education, teleworking and social media, large organizations serving a number of constituents must re-think their approach to promoting end- to-end accessible and useful solutions for seniors and users of all abilities, not just individual apps working in isolation.

Session Chair: Andrew AJ Johnson, Managing VP, Gartner Research, The Gartner Group  
Panelists:
  • Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility, Comcast Cable
  • Frances West, World Wide Director, Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM
  • Jim Tobias, President, Inclusive Technologies (invited)
  • Other panelists to be announced


Salon 5+6 – Mobile Innovation Forum and App Smackdown – Blind and Low Vision
This session will cover the fast expanding sector of mobile apps available to users with visual impairments.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of mobile apps and services for persons who are blind or have visual, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.  The session will then open the floor to audience participants for the sharing of innovative apps, if any, in a Smackdown format, presenting as much as they can in 3 minutes each.  Q&A will follow. List of presenters, schedule and live feedback postings will be available on the M-Enabling Social Media Center at the Summit.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
In its third edition, the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA), part of the FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative (A&I Initiative), honor outstanding private and public sector ventures that advance accessibility for persons with disabilities. Ventures include mainstream or assistive technologies introduced into the marketplace, development of standards, and implementation of best practices that foster accessibility. Winners and honorable mentions will receive their awards from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. After the ceremony, winners will have the opportunity to share their innovations during a “winner-mixer” with all Summit attendees.

Keynote Speaker: Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception in Ballroom and Showcase Area

Hosted by  Sponsor
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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Refreshments in Showcase Area
Hosted by Sponsor

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Parallel Sessions

Studio B – Development Tools and Methods for Accessible Apps and Mobile Web
Developing apps and mobile web pages that are accessible can be best accomplished by integrating accessibility criteria at an early stage of a project.  This session will review the tools, guidelines, checklists and methods available to developers and organizations to ensure that their mobile applications and mobile web pages are accessible to users with disabilities.  The latest accessibility features of the leading operating systems and of their software development kits (SDKs) will be reviewed. The panel will also examine the benefits of leveraging the overlap between the W3C mobile web and accessibility guidelines.

Session Chair: Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager – Accessibility, Adobe Systems
Panelists:
  • Justin Eddings, User Experience Designer, Sprint
  • Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka Nu AB
  • Jim Mueller, Director, The Wireless RERC’s App Factory Project (invited)
  • Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, SSB BART Group (invited)
  • Katie Haritos-Shea, Senior Accessibility SME, WCAG/Section 508/ADA


Studio D – Making Mobile e-Commerce Work for Seniors and Users of All Abilities
The fast rate of adoption among seniors of smart phones and tablets, thanks to easy to use robust apps, is bringing a new population of buyers to all forms of e-commerce.  What services have been most successful with seniors and which features should marketers among corporations be attentive to will be discussed by panelists representing research consultancies, mainstream consumer goods and services companies with representatives of the senior user community.

Session Chair: Anna Bradley, CEO, Criterion 508 Solutions, Inc.
Panelists:
  • Andrew AJ Johnson, Managing VP, Gartner Research, The Gartner Group
  • Victor Tsaran, Sr. Accessibility Program Manager, PayPal
  • Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect, Amazon Lab126 (invited)
  • Jamie van den Bergh, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Clarity, a division of Plantronics, Inc.
  • S. Alyssa Simpson, Senior Product Manager, Mobile, IBM
  • Other panelists to be announced


Studio E –Integrating Accessible Mobile Solutions in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities for CIOs
BYOD (Bring your Own Device) strategies are gaining wide acceptance around the world.  For persons with disabilities who can rely on user interfaces with embedded accessibility features which they are familiar with, as well as for their employers, BYOD can present great benefits. In many instances, the mobile versions of applications are in fact more accessible than their desktop versions.  Similarly, important cloud-based services, used daily by many employees, are readily accessible on mobile platforms.  The recent evolution of desktop operating systems also shows that the frontier between mobile and desktop interfaces is disappearing. This session will look at how CIOs can best integrate accessible mobile platforms in the workplace to enhance the inclusion and productivity of employees with disabilities

Session Chair: Pratik Patel, Founder and CEO, EZFire
Panelists:
  • Jim Tobias, President, Inclusive Technologies (invited)
  • Ted Drake, Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer, Intuit
  • Simon Cooper, IBM CIO - GWWPE Workplace Mobility
  • Other panelists to be announced

Studio F – Mobile Solutions in Rehabilitation and AT Services
The June 2013 M-Enabling Summit revealed the gap between the pent-up demand for support for mobile assistive technologies and the resources of rehabilitation and assistive technology centers in matters of mobile technology. This session will present case studies of rehabilitation and assistive technology centers delivering mobile solutions among persons with disabilities.  The panel will discuss possible avenues to further promote the use of mobile assistive solutions in the context of AT and rehabilitation services and the role that new public-private partnerships could play.

Session Chair: Michael Brogioli, Executive Director, RESNA
Panelists:
  • Julie Gassaway, Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Virginia C Crawford Research Institute, Shepherd Center
  • Other panelists to be announced


Salon 4 – Wounded Warriors:  Mobile Technology for Civilian Life
This session is dedicated to Wounded Warriors looking for solutions to a variety of challenges upon returning to civilian life.  Topics of interest will cover the essential areas of assistive technologies available on mobile platforms, the type of support available to Veterans to adopt those solutions, and look at examples of mobile tools for work, travel, education and home automation leveraging Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies

Session Chair: Dinah Cohen, President, Dinah F. Cohen Consulting LLC
Panelists:
  • Matthew Staton, Staff Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Program Support Specialist (Wounded Warrior), U.S. Army
  • Mike Paciello, CEO and Founder, The Paciello Group
  • Natalie Ryan, Federal Relay Agency Liaison, Sprint Relay
  • Timothy Hornik, President, Kansas Regional Group, Blinded Veterans Association
  • Ron Drach, President, Drach Consulting


Salon 5+6 – Mobile Innovation Forum and App Smackdown – Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This session will cover the fast expanding sector of mobile apps available to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.   After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of mobile apps and services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.  The session will then open the floor to audience participants  for the sharing of innovative apps, if any, in a Smackdown format, presenting as much as they can in 3 minutes each. Q&A will follow. List of presenters, schedule and live feedback postings will be available on the M-Enabling Social Media Center at the Summit.

Session Chair: Andrea Saks, International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf, Convener ITU JCA-AHF (Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors)
Panelists:
  • Mike Ellis, National Director, Sprint Relay
  • Kari Pitkäranta, Nokia with Peeta Piiparinen, Managing Director, Jentafon
  • John Morris, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)/Shepherd Center
  • Andrew Phillips, Policy Counsel, The Law & Advocacy Center, National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
  • Hamilton CapTel
  • Other panelists to be announced

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Showcase Area
Hosted  by Sponsor
Offered between sessions, the Summit refreshment breaks will allow participants to network and meet in the conveniently located showcase area outside the conference meeting rooms.

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Parallel Sessions

Studio B – e-Books on Mobile: Maximizing Opportunities for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Millions of e-books are now readily available on mobile devices.  How can persons with disabilities or seniors with reading impaired persons benefit from these trends?  This panel, led by the DAISY Consortium, will examine how technology, leading e-book platform vendors, the publishing industry and advances in copyrights law around the world can maximize opportunities for persons with disabilities for e-books delivery on mobile platforms.  Several case studies from publishers will be shared by panelists.

Session Chair: Stephen King, President, DAISY Consortium
Panelists:
  • Michele Woods, Director, Copyright Law Division, Culture and Creative Industries Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Peter Korn, Accessibility Architect, Amazon Lab126 (invited)
  • Other panelists to be announced


Studio D – Enabling Better Emergency Services for Persons with Disabilities
Emergency communications today can leverage multiple technology enablers embedded in mobile phones to provide more informed, accurate and faster response to calls by seniors or persons with disabilities at risk.  This session will review solutions adopted around the world, case studies and innovations with the greatest potential for enhancing emergency communications for seniors and person with disabilities.

Session Chair:  Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA
Panelists: To be announced


Studio E – Making Mobile Payments Accessible
Within five years, mobile payments are likely to become as prevalent as GPS mapping or picture taking with one’s mobile phone. This session, led by CTIA – The Wireless Association, will review the main mobile payment systems currently available around the world from an accessibility standpoint.  A panel of leading corporations involved in designing those systems and users will examine how accessibility may be factored in at an early stage of development. Technologies covered will include Apps and Near Field Communications (NFC) based payments, mobile commerce, as well as on-line mobile transactions and SMS based payments which are experiencing exponential growth among developing nations. 

Session Chair: Jackie McCarthy, Director, Wireless Internet Development, CTIA
Panelists:
  • Andrew Foote, Vice President, Innovation and Payments Strategy, Wells Fargo
  • Jason Oxman, CEO, Electronic Transactions Association
  • Marianne Crowe, VP, Payment Strategies, Mobile Payments Industry Working Group lead, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Paul Tuscano, Product Development/Management, Verizon Wireless
  • Ali Gabel, Federal Government Relations, eBay Inc.


Studio F – M-Health Solutions for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Few application sectors have seen as much mobile innovation as the health sector.  The potential to remotely monitor, alert, inform, guide and interact with patients, as well as the multitude of self-care and wellness apps, are transforming practices while enhancing safety and productivity of services delivery.  This session will look at some of the most innovative m-health applications and services relevant to seniors and persons with disabilities and review the status of the accessibility of some of the leading mainstream m-Health apps and services.

Session Chair: Stephen Johnston, Founder, Aging2.0
Panelists:  
  • Myron Kowal, Owner, Response Care, Inc.
  • Alicia Heazlitt, Director of Strategy and Collaboration Guru, InnovateLTC
  • Scottee Hudsmith, President and CEO, Parental Health  
  • Courtney Larned, VP, Marketing and Corporate Communications, CareSync
  • Other panelists to be announced


Salon 5+6 – Mobile Innovation Forum and App Smackdown – Mobility and Dexterity
This session will cover the fast expanding sector of mobile apps available to users with mobility and dexterity impairments.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of mobile apps and services for persons with mobility and dexterity impairments, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.  The session will then open the floor to audience participants for the sharing of innovative apps, if any, in a Smackdown format, presenting as much as they can in 3 minutes each.  Q&A will follow. List of presenters, schedule and live feedback postings will be available on the M-Enabling Social Media Center at the Summit.

Session Chair:  Ben Lippincott, Project Director, Consumer and Industry Outreach/Education/Support, Wireless RERC
Panelists:
  • Mauricio Meza, Business Devlopment, Komodo OpenLab, Inc.
  • Other panelists to be announced


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Showcase Area
Hosted by Sponsor
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 B – Rich Media Accessibility on Mobile Platforms
After having succeeded in making traditional TV broadcasting accessible to persons with disabilities, accessibility advocates are now facing the daunting challenge of addressing the issue of making millions of user-generated videos and other rich media contents accessible on the Internet and more specifically on mobile platforms which present additional challenges.  This session will review the work done by service providers and international standards development organizations on accessibility features for mobile form factors.  It will include demonstrations of technologies to produce captions via crowd sourced or automated methods.  A discussion of the copyrights challenges raised by those methods will ensue.

Session Chair: Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President, Accessibility, Comcast Cable (invited)

  • Robert Pearson, Director, Accessible Digital Media, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
  • Other panelists to be announced


Studio D – Promoting Universal Design in the Mobile Industry

 In nearly all situations, the technology used by consumers isn’t designed entirely by one entity, but instead the hardware, operating system, software and internet service are usually designed and serviced by separate companies. Because of this, ensuring universal access for people with disabilities in wireless technology is no easy task. Accessibility requires coordination across multiple entities—including the carrier, the hardware developer, the software developer, and the operating system developer—that all have an impact on the user’s experience. This panel will explore this challenge and uncover best practices and solutions.

Session Chair: Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office (CATO), AT&T
  • Mike Shebanek, Senior Director of Accessibility, Yahoo!
  • Kari Pitkäranta, Nokia
  • Other panelists to be announced

Studio E Promoting the Use of Accessible Mobile Technologies for the Workplace
Promoting accessible technology for the employment of persons with disabilities may become easier with the advent of new accessibility solutions developed for mobile platforms.  This session will discuss how to best promote the usage of accessible mobile technologies to support persons with disabilities in the workplace from telephony to on-demand remote sign language, way finding, captioning or multiple innovative user interfaces for tablets.  The session will also review the latest findings of the book written on “Uncovering Hidden Human Capital: How leading corporations leverage multiple abilities in their workforce” by Debra Ruh and discuss how the PEAT project launched by ODEP at the U.S. Department of Labor may integrate mobile technology solutions in its future developments.

Session Chair:  Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
Panelists:
  • Debra Ruh, Disability Inclusion Strategist, Ruh Global, Chair of the G3it Employment Task Force
  • Loren Mikola, PEAT Project Director, RESNA
  • John Sanchez, IBM Research
  • Henry Claypool, Executive Vice President for Policy, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
  • Other panelists to be announced

Salon 4 – Mobile for “Smart Homes”
Mobile devices empower seniors and persons with disabilities to remotely control switches, thermostats, lights, entertainment devices, including television, and multiple home appliances with wireless connections. Smart homes also include automated safety and alert features enabled by mobile devices and the “Internet of Things”.  Panelists will present solutions currently available in the marketplace and discuss ways to support seniors, Veterans and persons with disabilities in adopting “Smart Home” solutions for greater independence. A discussion of communication protocols will ensue underlying the requirements for interoperability, robustness, and further standardization

Session Chair: Steve Ewell, Executive Director, CEA Foundation
Panelists:
  • Steve Tyler, Head, Innovation and Development, RNIB / World Blind Union
  • Other panelists to be announced


Salon 5+6 – Mobile Innovation Forum and App Smackdown – Learning and Cognitive
This session will cover the fast expanding sector of mobile apps available to users with learning and cognitive impairments.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of mobile apps and services for persons with learning and cognitive disabilities, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.  The session will then open the floor to audience participants for the sharing of innovative apps, if any, in a Smackdown format, presenting as much as they can in 3 minutes each.  Q&A will follow. List of presenters, schedule and live feedback postings will be available on the M-Enabling Social Media Center at the Summit.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists:
  • Susanna Laurin, CEO, Funka Nu AB
  • Other panelists to be announced

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Showcase Area
Hosted by Sponsor
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.
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 2014 M-Enabling Summit.

4:30 p.m.
Adjournment, Showcase Closes   

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Program Committee Coordination:

  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi
    Vice President, Institutional Relations
    G3ict
    Tel. 678-534-8518
    fcesabianchi@g3ict.org
Supporting Organizations:
Aging 2.0 Logo AAPD-The American Association of People with Disabilities AFB-American Foundation for the Blind Logo ATIA-Assistive Technology Industry Association Logo
BridgingApps Logo Daisy Consortium Logo Hearing Loss Association of America Logo HelpAge USA Logo
IAAP Logo IARP Logo Oasis Raising the Floor/GPII Logo
RespectAbility Logo USBLN–U.S. Business Leadership Network Logo The Viscardi Center Logo World Institute on Disability Logo

 

Conference Registration
Corporate Sponsors:
AT&T Logo CEA-Consumer Electronics Association Logo
ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps Logo CTIA Logo
Doro Logo HP Logo
IBM Logo Microsoft
SSB Bart Group Logo Sprint Relay Logo
TIA-Manufacturers & Suppliers of Global Networks T-Mobile Logo
Media Partners:
Ability Jobs Ability Magazine Logo
2013 Proceedings Email Updates