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June 9-10, 2014 | Washington, D.C., USA
M-Enabling Summit 2013
Global Summit on Accessible Mobile Technology for Senior Citizens and Users of All Abilities
Conference and Showcase: June 6-7, 2013
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Pre-Conference Briefing Day for International Delegates: June 5, 2013 (open to the public)
FCC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Organized by the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and E.J. Krause and Associates (EJK)
In cooperation with
A Must-Attend Event
The M-Enabling Summit is the only global program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities, a market of more than one billion users worldwide, with considerable untapped potential.
Opening a new Window of Market Opportunities
The rapid expansion of smart phones and tablets opens unprecedented opportunities, profiting from global economies of scale. Solutions that work for seniors and persons with disabilities, like text-to-speech, voice recognition, Near Field Communication or GPS technology, benefit all mobile users dealing with environmental or situational limitations in utilizing their device. As such, accessible and assistive solutions are at the forefront of the mobile industry as a whole, becoming an essential differentiator and competitive advantage.
What is unique about the M-Enabling Summit?
The Summit is the only gathering of U.S. and international leaders of the global ecosystem supporting accessible and assistive mobile solutions. At the Summit they share experiences on how to best leverage the latest mobile operating systems, handset and tablet technologies, creating life changing applications and services for seniors and users of all abilities.
The second edition of the M-Enabling Summit in 2013 is expected to draw more than 600 participants from at least 40 countries. Convening in Washington, D.C., the M-Enabling Summit is organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ensuring substantial participation for leading international mobile service providers, policy makers, apps developers and manufacturers.
Benefits of participating in the M-Enabling Summit:
- Network with peers and experts from industry, service providers, apps developers, organizations of seniors and persons with disabilities, and professionals representing special education, rehabilitation and senior care services
- Promote your own mobile accessible and assistive solutions to key interested stakeholders
- Learn about the latest developments, innovations, market drivers and emerging opportunities
- Share perspectives with international participants
- See the latest products, services and applications in a showcase featuring companies and organizations driving innovation with accessible and assistive mobile technologies solutions
- Gain new insights from case studies by service providers, and public and private sector organizations experienced in marketing and services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
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M-Enabling Global Briefing Tour 2012-2013
Washington, D.C. ▪ San Francisco ▪ Milan ▪ Sidney
See 2013 tour schedule: http://bit.ly/PQMF9X (opens as webpage)
Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible for Persons with Disabilities
Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible for Persons with Disabilities is a joint report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and G3ict. Researched and Edited by the Center for Internet & Society | August 2012
Mobile communications have become in less than two decades omnipresent in all countries, reaching out to the most isolated and underserved populations in developed and developing countries alike. At the end of 2011, there were more than 5.9 billion mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions. By the same point in 2013, we expect such subscriptions to outnumber the global population. This report contains references to the new legislative and regulatory framework set by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an important resource for policy makers. It also covers practical elements required for a successful implementation of those programs and policies. Download the PDF - English | French
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