Digital Inclusion:
Strategies for Equal Opportunities

Attracting leading advocates, corporate executives and accessibility professionals involved in digital inclusion, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase offering rich networking opportunities, fostering innovative technology that benefits more than one-billion Persons with Disabilities and an expanding population of aging adults globally.

With its theme of “Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities, the 2022 M-Enabling Summit, in celebration of its 10th anniversary, will explore the latest innovations and major trends in business, government and education that are accelerating the pursuit of universal accessibility for digital products, contents, and services. Convened annually in Washington, D.C., the M-Enabling Summit brings together key decision makers from all sectors facilitating unique exchanges, collaborations, solutions-sharing and thought leadership activities.

The 2022 M-Enabling Summit features panel discussions, open conversations with disrupters in digital inclusion, instant polls, networking meetups, brainstorming and live debates among advocacy leaders, business executives, and technology providers. M-Enabling Summit registered participants will have on demand access to key session recordings, research reports, and other materials post-Summit.  

On day three of the Summit, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) will host a thought leadership Expert Forum on strategies to scale up digital accessibility implementations.

The M-Enabling Summit is committed to working with the venue, service providers, and vendors to a “health safety first” approach throughout all phases of event production and onsite execution.  Health safety protocols will be updated periodically, based on applicable CDC and local authorities’ recommendations for public meetings.

Key Topics

  • Deploying digital inclusion strategies in the Organization: Smart Business for All
  • Scaling up digital accessibility with Automation and AI: Challenges and opportunities  
  • Digital labor market and entrepreneurship for Persons with Disabilities 
  • Next steps for digital accessibility policies and standards 
  • Innovation at work: XR, metaverse, wearables, micro-electronics, NFC 
  • Broadband connectivity for work, education, and independent living 
  • Technology and services for accessible virtual workplaces 
  • Policy perspectives on digital inclusion  
  • Generational and intersectional digital gaps 
  • Neurotech and Brain-Computer Interfaces for assistive solutions 
  • Inclusive digital marketing and customer services solutions 
  • Open dialogues with digital inclusion movers and shakers 
  • The rising impact of global trends in digital accessibility 
  • Advocates’ perspectives on future directions for digital accessibility innovation 
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: Listening to end user’s experience 
  • Smart mobility solutions for persons with disabilities and older persons
  • Drivers and solutions for inclusive digital gaming
  • Digital transformations in education at the forefront of virtual accommodation

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What Attendees Have to Say About the Summit:

A great forum for accessibility newcomers and veterans to share best practices, learn, and make new connections.” 

Hale Pulsifer, Customer Accessibility Lead, Fidelity Investments 

Quite frankly, one of the most interesting and well-organized accessibility-themed conferences that I have attended in recent years.

Steven Winters, Policy Advisor, Transport Canada

Informative and keeps the community pressing for improved accessibility.

Harry Denby, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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