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2011 M-Enabling Summit Proceedings

Friday, June 7, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Parallel Sessions

9:00-10:30a.m. Mobile Solutions for Accessible Emergency Services Across Borders

Session Chair:

Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA 
Marcie Roth was appointed by President Obama in June 2009 to be the Senior Advisor on Disability Issues for FEMA. At FEMA, she developed the new Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, where she now serves as Director. In this role, she leads the Agency’s commitment to meet the access and functional needs of children and adults with disabilities in emergency and disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Before coming to FEMA, Ms. Roth was President and CEO of Global Disability Solutions Group, a leading national organization promoting diverse workforce initiatives with a focus on disability issues. Over the past 20 years, Ms. Roth has held leadership positions with the National Coalition for Disability Rights, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, National Council on Independent Living and TASH, the national disability rights organization. Ms. Roth led private sector response to the additional needs of survivors with disabilities during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Panelists:

§  Hiroshi Kawamura, Board Member, DAISY Consortium

§  Jean-Pierre Auffret, Ph.D., Director of the MS in Technology Management and MS in Management of Secure Information
    Systems, George Mason University  

§  Toni Dunne, ENP, External Affairs Manager, Intrado Inc.

§  Wayne Hawkins, Disability Policy Advisor, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

§  John Morris, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)/Shepherd Center

§  Ko Matsuo, Director, Product Planning, Great Call

9:00-10:30a.m. Mobile Solutions for Multimedia Accessibility

Session Chair:

David Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board
David M. Capozzi was named the Access Board's new Executive Director at a recent meeting of the Board. Members of the Board approved the selection in a unanimous vote. Capozzi, Director of the Board's Office of Technical and Information Services for over 16 years, succeeds Lawrence W. Roffee who retired in August. Capozzi had served as Acting Executive Director in the interim. Prior to joining the Board in 1992, Capozzi worked at the National Easter Seals Society as vice president of advocacy and director of Project ACTION. He also served as national advocacy director at the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Panelists:

§  John S. Lee, Technical Advisor, Standards and Licensing, BlackBerry, and Rapporteur for Question 26 (Accessibility) of Study 
    Group 16, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 

§  Chieko Asakawa, Ph.D., IBM Fellow – Manager Human Systems Research, IBM Research - Tokyo

§  Madeleine Rothberg, Project Director, National Center for Accessible Media, WGBH

§  Robert Pearson, Director, Accessible Digital Media, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

§  Mike Paciello, President, The Paciello Group (WEBAble TV)

9:00-10:30a.m. Developing and Testing Accessible Apps

Session Chair:

Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT (Ireland); Fellow of The Irish Computer Society
Gerry Ellis is a consultant in the area of Accessibility and Usability with more than 30 years of experience as a Software Engineer. He has been involved both nationally and internationally in organizations concerned with the social inclusion of people with disabilities for over 25 years.  Former Chairperson of the Irish Council of People with Disabilities, Mr. Ellis also sat on the board of  People with Disabilities in Ireland (PWDI) . He is currently, the Chairperson of the Dublin network. In addition, he is special adviser to the Universal Access Committee of the European Disability Forum. Mr. Ellis holds a Degree in Economics from University College Dublin.

Panelists:

§  Dan Hubbell, Technical Evangelist, Accessibility Business Unit, Microsoft

§  Melanie Endres, Sales Director, Code Factory  

§  Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire

§  Tim Springer, CEO, SSB Bart Group

§  Luca Enei, Assistive Technology Consultant, Associazione GLIC

9:00-10:30a.m. Senior Care Professionals: Leading Apps and Services

Session Chair:

Janice Branham, Director of Communications and Technology, The OASIS Institute
The OASIS Institute is a national organization that promotes successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement.  Founded in 1982 and based in St. Louis, the non-profit organization is now active in 43 cities across 25 states and serves more than 59,000 individuals each year. Ms. Branham oversees technology training programs for adults as well as communications tools used throughout the organization. Under her leadership OASIS has developed the evidence-based Connections technology education program with 34 courses ranging from basic skills to Facebook, blogging, genealogy and workplace technology skills. The curriculum has been offered in partnership with more than 90 organizations including libraries, senior centers, workforce training programs, senior residences, YMCAs and other partners. She has guided development of the national online database used by OASIS centers and partners and the OASIS website at www.oasisnet.org. She was previously a product manager at Citibank, developing mortgage products, marketing and training programs. She earned an MBA from the University of Kansas.

Panelists:

§  Ted Drake, Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer, Intuit  

§  Justin Eddings, User Experience Designer, Sprint 

§  Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa, Inc.

9:00-10:30a.m. Visual Impairments: Assistive Apps and Solutions

Session Chair:

Darren Burton, Acting Director, AFB Tech, American Foundation for the Blind
Darren Burton joined AFB in 2002 as national program associate for AFB TECH, coordinating its product evaluation lab. He also serves as a consultant for AccessWorld Solutions, AFB's consulting arm. Burton used assistive technology extensively while earning his business administration degree, and in the process, he started his own consulting business to train blind people to use computers. Darren represents the Northern United States on the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped's National Audio Equipment Advisory Committee, working on its transition to the Digital Talking Book. Burton received a B.A. in Business Administration from West Virginia University.

Panelists:

§  Loïc Dubié, CEO, TelOrion

§  D. Michael Brooks, COO, SightTech LLC

§  Boaz Zilberman, Founder and CEO, Project-RAY

§  Jim Mueller, Director, The Wireless RERC’s App Factory Project 

§  Steve Jacobs, CEO, IDEAL Group, Inc. / Apps4Android

§  Yevgen Borodin, Ph.D., President and CEO, Charmtech Labs LLC

Friday, June 7, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Parallel Sessions

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mobile Accessibility Policies: Design, Implementation and Results

Session Chair:

Mario Maniewicz, Policies and Strategies Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Mario Maniewicz is the Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). His department is the focal point to assist developing countries in bridging the digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. Mr. Maniewicz is also responsible for the Union's activities in the promotion of access and use of telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.

Panelists:

§  Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Chairman, G3ict Board of Trustees

§  Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict

§  Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)  

§  Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced Solutions for Mobile Apps and Mobile Web Accessibility

Session Chair:

Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems, Inc.
Preety is the CEO of Deque Systems and co-founded Deque in 1999 with the vision of unifying Web access, both from the user and the technology perspective. Under Preety’s leadership, Deque has grown to be a market leader in the field of information accessibility, serving corporate and government clients with the highest standards in information technology such as Veteran Affairs, Department of Education, Humana, Intuit, HSBC, Target, and others. She collaborated with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and is a nominated member of the Accessibility Forum’s Strategic Management Council: a GSA sponsored group with representatives from the IT industry, academia, Government Agencies, and disabled user groups that fosters information accessibility through mutual cooperation.

Panelists:

§  Ted Drake, Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer, Intuit

§  Pina D’Intino, Sr. Manager, Enabling Solutions and Support Management, Scotiabank

§  Dylan Barrell, VP of Product Development, Deque Systems, Inc.

§  Dinah Cohen, Director, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), U.S. Department of Defense  

§  Dan Mouyard, Senior Interface Engineer, Forum One Communications 

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assistive Apps and Solutions for Hard of Hearing, Deaf and Speech Impaired Persons

Session Chair:

Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
Claude L. Stout has served as Executive Director of TDI since January 13, 1997. He also serves as Chair of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network, a national coalition of twenty organizations representing deaf and hard of hearing citizens, and he is a member of the Federal Communications Commission Consumer Advisory Committee. Prior to joining TDI, Mr. Stout served for five years as Assistant Director for Community Affairs with the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, sixteen months as Executive Director of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf, ten years as Assistant Executive Director for Business Services of the National Association of the Deaf, and a year as Instructor in the Department of Business Administration at Gallaudet University. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and again in 1980 with an MBA degree in Management.

Panelists:

§  Jenny Buechner, Product Manager, Hamilton CapTel 

§  Mike Maddix, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sorenson Communications, Inc.

§  Mike Starling, Executive Director, NPR Labs  

§  Mike Ellis, National Director, Sprint Relay 

§  Kevin Green, Executive Director, Public Policy and Planning, Verizon

§  Dave Dougall, Director, Accessibility & Sustainability, BlackBerry

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assistive Apps for Leisure, Tourism and Transportation

Session Chair:

Jay Cardinali, Worldwide Accessibility Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Jay Cardinali is the Worldwide Accessibility Manager for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a position he has held since 2007.  In addition to addressing guest service needs, the Worldwide Accessibility team provides subject matter expertise and helps determine what types of services, policies, and/or enhancements should be implemented to meet guests’ expectations. In the mid-1990s, Jay became the first Manager of the Walt Disney World Resort Services for Guests with Disabilities department.  This team focuses primarily on service for guests with disabilities, and also provides Disney Cast Members with resources, guidance, and mentoring on how to assist their guests.  Prior to joining the Walt Disney World® Resort in 1988, Jay held management positions in the Entertainment, Cruise Line, and Sports & Recreation industries. Jay has a BS in Business Management and lives in the Orlando area with his wife and two sons.

Panelists:

§  Nicola Palmarini, Director / Manager, IBM Europe Human Centric Solutions Center

§  Blanca Alcanda, General Director, Technosite, Fundosa Group, ONCE Foundation

§  Nancy Proctor, Ph.D., Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution

§  Madeleine Rothberg, Project Director, National Center for Accessible Media, WGBH

§  Kevin G. McGuire, Chairman & CEO, McGuire Associates & AbleRoad

§  Robert Brooker, President, Signaids

§  Mohammed Yousuf, Research Electronics Engineer, Office of Operations R&D, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Outreach and User Support: How Can Mobile Operators Partners with Assistive Technology (AT) Centers, Rehabilitation Centers and Nonprofit Organizations

Session Chair:

Sandy Hanebrink, Executive Director, Touch the Future, Inc.
Ms. Hanebrink is an occupational therapist who has developed a practice niche in advocacy, assistive technology and networking individuals with disabilities, care providers and service providers to the necessary resources and funding to achieve individual life goals. She has worked in schools, traditional clinics, government services and community based programs. She has multiple presentations and publications at the local to international levels including topics on effectively educating and employing individuals with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, grant writing, disability laws and legislation, disabled sports and assistive technology. She has received many honors and awards for her work. Ms. Hanebrink graduated with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Panelists:

§  Jenifer Simpson, Co-founder, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)

§  Paul Galonsky, Project Associate, RESNA Catalyst Project

§  Jessica Ditto, Communications Director, Connected Nation, Inc.

§  David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

§  Cathy Bodine, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver, AT Advisor,
    Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities  

§  Kamran Vahedi, Managing Director, Assist Tech Europe bvba /SKILATE (Belgium)

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learning and Cognitive

Session Chair:

Ari Ne‘eman, President and Co-founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
Ari Ne'eman cofounded the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in 2006. On December 16, 2009 President Barack Obama announced that Ari Ne'eman would be appointed to the National Council on Disability. Ne'eman was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to serve on the Council on June 22, 2010. He currently chairs the Council's Policy & Program Evaluation Committee. Ne'eman has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, making him the first person with an autistic spectrum disorder to serve on the council. Ne'eman grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey.  He displayed autistic traits at an early age, and eventually developed an interest in public policy. For a period in high school, Ne'eman went to a special education school, a frustrating experience for him,  that led him to the foundation of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Ari is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science as part of the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program.

Panelists:

§  Joan Green, Founder, Innovative Speech Therapy

§  Anne Galang, Communications and Relationship Manager, BlackBerry  

§  Julia Bascom, Program Associate, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Friday, June 7, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Leading Mobile Solutions for Accessible Financial Services

Session Chair:

Frances West, World Wide Director, Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM
Ms. West is charged with the worldwide responsibility of establishing IBM market leadership by promoting advanced research technology, products, services and solutions in the area of human ability and accessibility. She is currently a board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the US Business Leadership Network. Ms. West attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Washington & Lee University in Virginia, and graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Kentucky.

Panelists:

§  Pratik Patel, CEO, EZ Fire

§  Pina D’Intino, Sr. Manager, Enabling Solutions and Support Management, Scotiabank

§  Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT (Ireland); Fellow of The Irish Computer Society

§  Andrew Foote, Strategist, Wells Fargo

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Games for Players of All Abilities

Session Chair:

Dan Hubbell, Technical Evangelist, Accessibility Business Unit, Microsoft
In his capacity as technical evangelist for Microsoft’s Accessibility Business Unit, Dan’ s focus is on increasing the awareness of technology based accessibility solutions for consumers and regularly speaks at large-scale events and conferences on the topics of Accessible Technology. Mr. Hubbell also oversees the partnership between Microsoft and 3rd party AT manufacturers as the manager of Microsoft Accessible Technology Vendor Program. He has been with the Accessibility Business Unit since May 2006 and originally joined Microsoft in the year 2000 as a member of the team that created the online support Web site for MSN. Mr. Hubbell has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from San Francisco State University.

Panelists:

§  Mark C. Barlet, President and CEO, The AbleGamers Foundation

§  Ian Hamilton, Accessibility Specialist and UX Designer

§  Patrick Dyer, Managing Director/Producer at Toon Brothers I.P. Ltd The Environmental Edutainment Company 

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Mobile Operators Success Stories

Session Chair:

Matthew Gerst, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA-The Wireless Association
Matthew Gerst advises CTIA and its member companies on federal and state policy issues affecting mobile wireless services and equipment, including accessibility for persons with disabilities, mobile content, numbering and 9-1-1 emergency communications.  By convening a group of accessibility community and industry representatives, he designed and managed the development of AcessWireless.Org that was recognized with one of the FCC’s first Chairman’s Awards for the Advancement in Accessibility.  He also represents CTIA on the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee and North American Numbering Council.  Matthew is a graduate of Ohio University and received his J.D. from New York Law School.

Panelists:

§  Avalyn Jackson, Lead Compliance Analyst, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office, AT&T

§  Dr. Monique Mai, Accessibility Orange Group Department

§  Takahiro Ohori, Product Department, NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (Japan)  

§  Jennifer Crutchfield, Corporate Responsibility, Sprint 

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Enhancing Seniors Social Lives and Independent Living with Mobile Solutions

Session Chair:

Stephen Johnston, Founder, Aging 2.0
Stephen Johnston is Founder and CEO of Fordcastle, LLC, an innovation consulting firm and founder of Aging2.0. Stephen’s work is rooted in his belief in the power of mobile technology to connect, educate and empower people. He has advised firms of all sizes around innovation, healthcare and technology, with a special focus on the aging demographic. Stephen has worked for Nokia, Bertelsmann, Daimler, BASF, and the European Commission during his time in London, Brussels, Helsinki, and New York. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Panelists:

§  Michael Reilly, Ph.D., Director, mHealth Business Development, Doro AB

§  Kamran Vahedi, Managing Director, Assist Tech Europe bvba /SKILATE (Belgium)

§  Jeff Hill, Founder and CEO, MyGait Senior Computing

§  Chet Cooper, Publisher, ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs

§  Aram Hekimian, Chairman and CEO, KAPSYS

§  Ko Matsuo, Director, Product Planning, Great Call

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Special Educators: Leading Apps and Services for Special Education

Session Chair:

Amy Goldman, Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities, Temple University/UCEDD
Amy S. Goldman is the co-executive director of the Institute on Disabilities, University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Temple University.  She directs Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, the Commonwealth’s “Assistive Technology (AT) Act” Program, among other state wide programs. She has also consulted with UNESCO on technology-related competencies and policies in education for students with disabilities.  As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Amy’s career has focused on the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and especially, access to AAC for people with developmental disabilities. 

Panelists:

§  Sang-Mook Lee, Associate Professor, and Chief Research Officer, Seoul National University 

§  Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T  

§  Lauren S. Enders, Augmentative Communication Consultant/Assistive Technology Consultant/Speech-Language Pathologist

§  Joan Green, Founder, Innovative Speech Therapy

Friday, June 7, 2013 – Closing Session

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Closing Session: Lessons learnt, new perspectives, and remarks

Session Co-Chairs:

Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC - International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems - formerly Honeywell Information Systems, CEO of ExecuTrain and President of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities organized for policy makers, civil society and the private sector to foster collaboration among multiple stakeholders. In his capacity, Mr. Leblois oversees all the publishing, capacity building and advocacy activities of G3ict. Axel served as a Senior Special Fellow of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and is a founding trustee of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta. He served as chairman of the board of the Atlanta International School and is currently chairman of the board of CASIE, the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education and a trustee of the Clarkston Development Foundation. Mr. Leblois holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.

Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Ms. Peltz Strauss has over 25 years’ experience working on issues concerning telecommunications access for people with disabilities. Before joining the FCC, she co-founded the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology, or COAT, a coalition of over 300 national and regional organizations dedicated to ensuring disability access to emerging Internet-based and digital communications technologies in the 21st century. She also served as legal counsel for Gallaudet University’s National Center for Law and Deafness and the National Association of the Deaf. In 2006, Ms. Peltz Strauss published A New Civil Right: Telecommunications Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans. Ms. Pelz Strauss received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Panelists:

§  Sang-Mook Lee, Associate Professor, and Chief Research Officer, Seoul National University

§  Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T 

§  Ron Akins, Senior Vice President, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.