M-Enabling Summit to be Held Again in Washington DC June 2013

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. 




The Call for Presentations to

The Call for Presentations to the M-Enabling Summit 2013 is now open! Deadline for sending in your case studies is February 15, 2013. For more information, visit the M-Enabling webpage: http://m-enabling.com/callforpresentations.html

Presenters at the M-Enabling Summit are individuals, companies, education, or non-profit organizations who participate in the Summit and wish to share their solutions for seniors and users of all abilities with key players of the mobile accessibility eco-system. Applicants from all countries are welcome. The M-Enabling Program Committee selects presentations of applications, mobile web sites, devices, peripherals or services that leverage new mobile technologies, have demonstrated benefits for seniors and users of all abilities and are currently available with documented user’s experience.

I think the best airport

I think the best airport to get to the M-Enabling conference is Reagan airport aka National Airport in Washington DC. While you could go through Dulles or BWI, you would have to pay to get to the conference from those 2 airports so you might as well fly into Reagan National airport.

The communications

The communications infrastructure of the Internet consists of its hardware components and a system of software layers that control various aspects of the architecture. While the hardware can often be used to support other software systems, it is the design and the rigorous standardization process of the software architecture that characterizes and provides the foundation for its scalability and success. And this must be built with accessibility in mind for everyone. Thank you.

Good post. This is a very

Good post. This is a very informative article about an important upcoming event relating to accessibility of wireless technologies. If these are not made useful and useable for people with all kinds of disabilities, then there's going to be some problems. Thanks for informative post. I am sure this post has helped me save many hours of
browsing other similar posts just to find what I was looking for. Again, many thanks!