Once again there will be another M-Enabling Summit to be held in Washington, DC this year. This second edition of the M-Enabling Summit will be held on June 6-7, 2013 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, near Reagan National Airport and close to Washington, DC. It will showcase cutting-edge solutions involving mobile phones and tablets that work for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Of special interest will be presentations that are briefings reporting on the international M-Enabling summits held worldwide since the first summit in Washington DC in December 2011. You can register online here.
The organizers say that this year’s focus is on mobile accessibility and assistive technology solutions for seniors and users of all abilities (presumably this includes people with disabilities). Exhibits of devices and services from major wireless providers and manufacturers are certain to be shown. Participants are usually representatives from a diverse range of organizations, such as service providers, community organizations, health and private sector professionals, federal and international participants. The 2011 M-Enabling event included many COAT community organizations and representatives as participants, panelists and speakers. Proceedings and some photos from the M-Enabling Summit 2011 are online here.
The 2013 M-Enabling event is organized by Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK), in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). COAT and many other disability organizations (e.g.s, AFB, TDI, WID) also sponsor the event.