Conference Agenda

MONDAY, JUNE 11

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Day One: Monday, June 11, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Registration Opens and Welcome at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. | Opening Remarks

Grand Ballroom

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. | Plenary Panel: Innovation Meets Accessibility

A review and discussion of the most recent information technology innovations with the greatest potential impact on accessibility solutions for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Robot of the Year

On stage introduction and live demonstrations of selected robots supporting independent living for seniors and persons with disabilities.

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. | Refreshment Break, Showcase Opens

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions

Smart Cities for All

Smart Cities initiatives are multiplying around the world with promises for better services for all citizens.  How can accessibility be factored in those developments? Local government leaders and urban planners will discuss real world case studies and solutions adopted.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Higher Education Forum

This third edition of the Higher Education Forum will facilitate the sharing of experiences in making campus life and learning inclusive of faculty and students of all abilities with examples of digital accommodation strategies adopted by leading universities from around the world.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Global Policy Update

This session will provide an overview of the latest accessibility policy trends and “hot spots” around the world.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Forum | Global Trends in the Accessibility Profession and IAAP Annual Report

An overview and discussion of recent developments of the global accessibility profession and presentations by IAAP management and international chapters leaders of upcoming plans for new training and certification programs in 2018 and 2019.

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Hosted Session by Sprint Accessibility

Speakers to be announced

5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | IAAP Speed Networking Event / Showcase

The Speed Networking event is a fun format designed to accelerate many business contacts in a short period of time.  This is held on Monday evening of the 3-day conference so that individuals who make connections on Monday can then pursue more in-depth meetings later during the conference.

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Day Two: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.| Registration

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. | Opening Session

Grand Ballroom

8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO, W3C

Grand Ballroom

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Plenary Panel: Partnerships in a Fast-moving Innovation Landscape

Grand Ballroom
Innovative products and services entering the m-enabling marketplace are driven by a wide variety of partnerships among assistive technology vendors, non-profit organizations, venture capitalists, government entities or academia.  This session will feature several success stories of partnerships which have transformed the field of enabling technologies.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Showcase Time and Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Parallel Sessions

Higher Education Forum

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Connected Independent Living Track

Indoor Navigation and Remote Visual Support Services

The concomitant development of indoor audio navigation solutions and wireless augmented reality services can significantly enhance the independence and mobility of blind persons.  This session will present several large-scale implementations with a discussion of their outcomes from a user perspective.
Session Chair: Mike May, Executive Director - BVI Workforce Innovation Center, Envision, Inc.
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Technical Track

WCAG 2.1: What’s New

The W3C is publishing WCAG 2.1 - the first update to WCAG 2.0 - with an anticipated release date of June 2018. WCAG 2.1 introduces additional requirements to address gaps in WCAG 2.0's coverage within areas such as touch screen use, cognitive accessibility, low-vision accessibility and more. This session will address what was the process used to develop WCAG 2.1, what new requirements are included, and what resources are available to support implementation of the new standard.
Speaker: Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Co-Speakers:  Andrew Kirkpatrick, World Wide Web Consortium, Adobe; and Kathy Wahlbin, CEO, Interactive Accessibility

End User Solutions Track

Speech

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users with speech impairments.   After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review a selection of solutions in a panel format.
Session Chair:To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Organizational Track

The Future of Accessible Work: Trends, Technology and Policy

The world of work is changing. As many as 1 in 5 workers now make up the "gig economy," and an increasing number of employees are working remotely, either part or full time, relying on multiple technologies to stay connected to their employers, clients, and/or collaborators. Workplace technology is also changing, with live video, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) now entering the workplace. This session will explore how these emerging technologies and workplace practices will impact employment for persons with disabilities and older adults.
Speaker: Josh Christianson, Project Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
Co-Speaker: Jutta Treviranus, Professor, Director and Founder, Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), OCAD University

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Showcase Time and Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. | Parallel Sessions

IAAP Technical Track

Enhancing Communication through Direct Video Calling

In November of 2016, the FCC announced an open-source software solution for direct video calling, ACE Direct, to improve communications for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled consumers who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). This solution allows direct communication between the customer service representative and the consumer.  The FCC will share experiences from their own DVC call center implementation and demonstrate how the ACE Direct solution can be seamlessly incorporated into call centers, improving the communication experience for all consumers.
Speaker: David Schmidt
, TRS Fund Administrator, Federal Communications Commission
Co-Speaker: Robert McConnell, Telecommunications Accessibility Specialist, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

End User Solutions Track

Blind and Low Vision

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users with vision impairments.   After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review a selection of solutions in a panel format.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Organizational Track

Integrating Accessibility into the Third-Party Service Provider Lifecycle

Recent legal precedents have clarified the responsibility of enterprises to ensure that their engagements with third party service providers (TPSPs) yield deliverables that comply with accessibility regulations and standards. This session describes the efforts of a large financial institution to manage accessibility in its relationships with TPSPs. Specifically: (1) how to prescreen TPSPs to assess their accessibility capabilities and expertise, (2) how to ensure that accessibility requirements and expectations are appropriately and accurately communicated to TPSPs, and (3) how to verify that all associated deliverables are accessible to customers with disabilities.
Speaker: Dena Wainwright, Vice President/Enterprise Digital Accessibility Program Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Co-Speaker: Donald Evans, Enterprise Digital Accessibility Program Technical Lead, Wells Fargo Bank

Accessibility Innovation Drivers Track

Big Data

Innovation for better services in support of “aging in place” while lowering costs of health care are of high interest to health care services, health insurance programs and policy makers.   While many m-health products and solutions have appeared on the market place, the lack of integrated solutions has limited their usage.  However, recent innovations in big data analytics delivering actionable data to the appropriate service providers have the potential to deliver breakthrough solutions to improve how health care is provided to older persons.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.| Showcase Time and Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions

Connected Independent Living Track

Entertainment for Independent Living

Which mix of accessible entertainment activities best support independent living today?  Which improvements should be prioritized by consumer technology products manufacturers and contents and services providers?  Entertainment industry participants and persons with disabilities will engage in a brainstorming discussion of how further progress can be accomplished.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Technical Track

Developing iOS apps with Emphasis on Accessibility Quality

This session will cover experiences developing iOS apps while ensuring they are accessible.  The speaker will share tips on how to fully leverage the iOS framework, including VoiceOver support, and how to utilize Accessibility Inspector for testing and verification, to create accessible apps with a live demo. Speaker: Brent Shiver, Advisory Software Engineer, IBM

End User Solutions Track

Cognitive and Learning

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users with cognitive and learning impairments.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review a selection of innovative solutions in a panel format. Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Organizational Track

Web Accessibility in the Organization

Implementing web accessibility in a large organization and ensuring that all processes remain consistent with accessibility requirements is a complex and challenging task.  This session will present case studies of large corporations and leading consulting organizations with experience in web accessibility implementation followed by a discussion with the audience.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Accessibility Innovation Drivers Track

IoT and Consumer Products for Smart Homes

This session will review some of the best examples of IoT enabled solutions for independent living integrating mainstream connected consumer products with mobile devices and personal assistant’s interfaces.  A discussion will ensue of success factors for a greater adoption of IoT solutions among seniors and persons with disabilities.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced
Hosted Session by University of Michigan
Speakers to be announced

4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom

FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

In its seventh edition, the Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA), part of the FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative (A&I Initiative), honors outstanding private and public-sector ventures that advance accessibility for persons with disabilities. After the ceremony, winners will have the opportunity to share their innovations during a “winner-mixer” with all Summit attendees. Keynote Speaker: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Showcase Time and Cocktail Reception

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.

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Day Three: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. | Parallel Sessions

Higher Education Forum

Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Connected Independent Living Track

Digital Assistants

Digital assistants have transformed, in a short period of time, how consumer interact with computers, mobile devices, television sets, the Internet and with IoT connected devices.  This session will discuss how much of this revolution is helping seniors and persons with disabilities, with real-world success stories and how digital assistants may be further promoted in support of independent living.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Technical Track

Implementing the Revised Section 508 Standards: The Path Forward

A panel of federal government experts will discuss implementation successes and challenges encountered, as they see it four months after the revised Section 508 standards became effective.  An overview of newly developed resources now available to assist agencies in the adoption of the revised Section 508 standards will be highlighted.  As state and local, and many national governments follow the U.S. Government’s direction on IT accessibility, the audience will be encouraged to discuss how these resources can be repurposed for their needs.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

End User Solutions Track

Mobility and Dexterity

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users with mobility and dexterity impairments.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Organizational Track

Case Studies for Integrating Certification into Accessibility Strategies

This session will present case studies identifying how the IAAP Certification has been integrated by different organizations to enhance their accessibility strategies, implementation plans, and policies and strengthened the accessibility skills within their organization.  Case studies will cover a range of organizational types including a large corporation, a small to medium for-profit organization, an educational institution, and a government agency.
Session Co-Chairs: Sharon Spencer, Managing Director, IAAP and Samantha Evans, IAAP Certification Manager
Panelists:
  • Todd Bankofier, CEO, AudioEye
  • Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor, Princeton University
  • Additional speaker to be announced

Accessibility Innovation Drivers Track

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) applications and services can provide users with a live direct or indirect view of their physical, real-world environment whose perceived elements can be "augmented" across multiple senses, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.  After reviewing several existing AR applications, this session will discuss how AR technologies will further contribute to the development of new assistive solutions for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. | Showcase Time and Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions

Expert Forum | Accessible Electronic Voting

Accessible voting for persons with disabilities has been a source of considerable challenges for the past few decades in the United States and abroad.  This session will review possible solutions relying on accessibility standards and already deployed by governments in the United States and abroad.  A discussion of the potential to further promote proven accessible technologies and solutions for accessible voting and how this could be done will ensue.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

Connected Independent Living Track

Autonomous Mobility

In a short period, mobility obstacles for seniors and persons with disabilities, due to the unavailability of personalized modes of transportation, are being removed by technology-based solutions.  This session will examine the latest progress made by new forms of “anytime, anywhere” technology-based services: ridesharing companies, robotaxis, automated shuttle services, as well as self-driving cars or drones and what can be expected soon.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Technical Track

Be L33T: Accessibility in Game and VR Development

As videogames expand into different realms of technology and marketplaces, how can developers ensure that the best accessibility measures are taken?  The speakers will delve into the accessible best practices per the award-winning Includification Guide and expand on accessible mobile design, and accessible Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) development.
Speaker: Jessie Haugh, Accessibility Specialist, Level Access
Co-Speaker: AJ Ryan, Accessibility Analyst, Level Access

End User Solutions Track

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

IAAP Organizational Track

Building Digital Accessibility Capacity Through MOOCs - Final Project Results and Lessons Learned

The MOOC Accessibility Partnership (2014-2017) brought about a series of MOOCs and free online courses on digital accessibility and selected sub-topics.  Altogether, the nine partners created and ran 11 courses, including 6 MOOCs.  Over 10,000 persons participated in these courses world-wide, indicating a great demand on free learning opportunities.  This session will reflect on the final results of the partnership and share 10 lessons learned to take away. Speaker: Gottfried Zimmermann, Professor of Mobile User Interaction, Stuttgart Media University (Germany)

Accessibility Innovation Drivers Track

The Imminent Impact of 5G Connectivity on the M-Enabling Ecosystem

Starting by the end of 2018, 5G is poised to bring a true revolution in connectivity with vastly improved performances over LTE, opening the door for an exponential growth of real time services, IoT applications and ubiquitous high bandwidth communications.  This session will discuss the opportunities that 5G networks are opening for seniors and persons with disabilities, how they may enhance assistive technologies, remote support services on the go, m-health or smart cities environments.
Session Chair: To be announced
Panelists: To be announced

11:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Closing Session

Grand Ballroom

Industry and Ecosystem Forecast

Keynote Speaker: Steve Koenig, Senior Director, Market Research, CTA

M-Enabling 2019 Agenda and Concluding Remarks

Adjournment, Showcase Closes

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Program Committee Coordination:

  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi
    Vice President, Institutional Relations
    G3ict
    Tel. 678-534-8518
    fcesabianchi@g3ict.org
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Featured Activities:

FCC Chairman’s AAA Awards 
Smart Cities for All Forum
Speed Networking
Inclusive Higher Education Forum
IAAP Technical Sessions
IAAP Certification Exam Sessions

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