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M-Enabling Summit, Conference and Showcase 2013, June 6-7, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Global Summit on Accessible Mobile Technology for Senior Citizens and Users of All Abilities

Program Committee

  • Javed Abidi, Chairperson, Disabled People’s International (DPI) and Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance (IDA)
  • Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Inaugural Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Judy Brewer, Director Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Rodolfo Cattani, Secretary & Chair of the ICT Expert Group, European Disability Forum
  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict
  • Jennifer Crutchfield, Corporate Responsibility, Sprint
  • Dave Dougall, Director, Accessibility & Sustainability, BlackBerry
  • Melanie Endres, Sales Director, Code Factory
  • Matthew Gerst, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Mary-Louise Hayward, Manager, Social and Consumer Policy, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Julie Kearney, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
  • Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager – Accessibility, Adobe Systems
  • Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems
  • Fernando Laguarda, VP External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
  • Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society (India), and G3ict Global Reports Director
  • Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire
 
  • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • David Rojas, Business Development and Marketing Director, The Trust for the Americas, Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Michael Rosenberg, Vice President, E.J. Krause & Associates
  • Debra Ruh, Chief Executive Officer, Ruh Global, and Blogger for the G3ict Employability & Technology Expert Zone
  • Andrea Saks, International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf; Convener ITU JCA-AHF (Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors)
  • Susan Schorr, Head, Special Initiatives, ITU-D, International Telecommunication Union
  • Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
  • Jenifer Simpson, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)
  • Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
  • James Thurston, Director – International Accessibility Policy, Microsoft
  • Jutta Treviranus, Professor and Director Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute OCAD University, Toronto (Canada)
  • Steven Tyler, Head, Innovation and Development, RNIB / World Blind Union
  • Jia Yang, Vice Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Frances West, World Wide Director, Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Program Committee Coordination:
  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi
    Vice President, Institutional Relations
    G3ict
    Tel. 678-534-8518
    fcesabianchi@g3ict.org
 
Corporate Sponsors
Adobe
AT&T
BlackBerry
CEA-Consumer Electronics Association
CTIA
Deque
Doro
EZFire
HP
IBM
Microsoft
Qualcomm
Ruh Global Consulting
Sprint Relay
Technosite
TIA-Manufacturers & Suppliers of Global Networks
T-Mobile
Verizon
Supporting Organizations
AFB – American Foundation for the Blind
ATIA-Assistive Technology Industry Association
BridgingApps
COAT–Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
DAISY Consortium
Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability
HelpAge USA
IARP - International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Oasis
Raising the Floor/GPII
SeniorNet
TDI–Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
USBLN–U.S. Business Leadership Network
USICD-U.S. International Council on Disabilities
The Viscardi Center
World Institute on Disability
Media Partners
AbilityJobs.com
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