Claude Stout, TDI Executive Director, will chair a panel on mobile apps for deaf and hard of hearing users at the M-Enabling Summit.

Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Track: End User Solutions

Studio E | Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This session will cover the fast-expanding sector of mobile apps and services available to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.  After a kick-off presentation assessing the main advances of assistive mobile apps and services for this group of users, the session will review innovative solutions in a panel format.

Session Chair: Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)
Kick-off Overview of Available Apps and Devices: Sabine Lobnig, Deputy Director, Communications & Regulations, Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF)


  • Zainab Alkebsi, Esq. Policy Counsel, Law and Advocacy Center, National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
  • Chanel Gleicher, Sprint Federal Relay
  • Lise Hamlin, Director Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • Willie King, CTO, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
  • Robert McConnell, Disability Rights Office, FCC
  • Zsolt Robotka, CEO, SignAll Technologies

The two-day high-level conference and showcase is entirely dedicated to solutions promoting and implementing accessible technology and services for senior citizens and persons of all abilities. During the Summit, participants will gain insight on how accessible mobile applications and services transform customer relations for the private and public service sectors. Further, the Summit will provide the opportunity to network with influential industry and government leaders from around the world.

Leading accessibility leaders from corporations, industry, academia, government, and non-government agencies will be presenting at 30+ sessions with leading experts. With its theme of “Making Connected Things and Services Accessible for All,” the 2017 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering mobile technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.

Here’s the complete agenda with topics:

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