Why I Recommend Attending the M-Enabling Summit

The M-Enabling Summit is the gold standard of accessibility conferences. It not only provided an opportunity to hear industry leaders, I had a chance to interact with them and ask questions in a one-on-one setting. This conference reinvigorated my desire to lead an accessibility charge in my company.

Lee Essner, UX Performance Manager, World Wide Technology WWT AS  

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

Steven Winters, Policy Advisor, Transport Canada    

It’s where industry leaders gather to share their solutions to global problems. To know what is on the mind of the brightest and most forward-thinking leaders, attend the M-Enabling Summit  

Jennifer Chadwick, Lead Accessibility Strategy and Consultant for North America, Siteimprove

The M-Enabling Summit is the premier conference on IT accessibility in the international arena.  Information exchanged at this conference is beneficial to companies, consumers and government agencies worldwide.

Karen Peltz Strauss, Accessibility Legal Consultant  

The M-Enabling Summit… Attendance is up.  Exhibitors are up.  And when I’ve talked to several of the exhibitors, they say their business is up. Their profits are up, their sales are up.  So, on one hand, we have greater exposure of the accessibility and accommodation topic. And on the other hand, we have a greater profits and revenues, with this segment. To me, that’s a winning combination.

Andrew “AJ” Johnson, Managing VP, Gartner Research
(Closing Keynote Address, M-Enabling Summit 2019)

A level of energy and sharing of solutions and innovation rarely seen at technology conferences: Anyone involved in mobile communications serving seniors and users of all abilities, benefits from participating in the M-Enabling Summit.

Susan Mazrui, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services Inc.

The mobile phone has quickly become one of the key tools for modern society. Just as with the Web, persons with disabilities expect equal access to mobile phones. And just as with the Web, mobile developers can use accessibility solutions to make their products and services better reach all of their customers, including people with disabilities.

Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The contribution of the IAAP – International Association of Accessibility Professionals – to the professional development and technical tracks of the M-Enabling Summit brings considerable benefits to its members. IAAP members benefit in one single venue of exclusive updates on latest accessibility innovations, multiple professional development tracks and enjoy extensive networking opportunities.

Rob Sinclair, Chair Emeritus, IAAP Global Leadership Council

All stakeholders involved, telecom regulators, mobile service providers, handset vendors and application developers must work together proactively to ensure that mobile technologies can fully benefit all persons with disabilities. I very much look forward to the M-Enabling Summit helping establish such dialogue.

Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Inaugural Chairperson, United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

TDI is proud to be part of such a prestigious collaboration that will take place at this year’s M-Enabling Summit, dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive mobile solutions around the world. In an age where everything local is global, this presents a rare opportunity to share best practices and advance accessibility policy no matter where we go.

Claude Stout, former Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)

The M-Enabling Summit is the world’s premiere accessibility conference and an important glimpse into what some of the most innovative minds are doing around the world to bridge the accessibility divide. Attending this conference is a must for anyone in the accessibility and tech spaces.