Claude Stout, Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (TDI), will be speaking on two panels at the 2016 M-Enabling Summit, June 13-14 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Washington, DC. The Conference focuses on accessible mobile apps and services and breakthrough assistive technology solutions for persons with disabilities and senior citizens. It’s a strong program with great networking opportunities.

The first panel Stout is on will be focusing on is a topic on the innovation track “Media on the Internet: Accessibility Challenges and Opportunities.” The development of new media over the Internet dramatically changes the way users acquire information, enjoy cultural or entertainment programs and interact with those. While new Internet based media offerings present serious accessibility challenges in what largely remains an unregulated environment around the world, new media and user devices offer entirely new accessibility options which transform the way persons of different ages or abilities interact with content and services. This will be in room Salon 3.

The second panel Stout on will be focusing on is a topic on mobile enabling solutions track “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. This will be in room Studio D.

Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass), FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Bruce Bonyhady, Chairman of Australia NDIS are keynote speakers. Leading accessibility leaders from corporations, industry, academia, government, and non-government agencies will be presenting at 30+ sessions with leading experts. Here’s the complete agenda:

The M-Enabling Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies.

With its theme of “Accessible Technologies and Environments for All,” the 2016 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering mobile technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.

Bringing together professionals, corporations, service organizations, and key thought leaders, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase featuring innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services for this sector’s more than one-billion users worldwide.

With accessible and assistive solutions at the forefront of the mobile industry it is becoming an essential differentiator and competitive advantage. The M-Enabling Summit highlights the unprecedented opportunities of the mobile industry in this rapidly expanding market.

2016 M-Enabling Summit Key Topics:

  • Mobile enabling solutions leveraging latest OS and human interface features
  • IoT, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities
  • Wearables
  • Ecosystem in support of Innovation
  • Scaling up accessibility in large organizations
  • Compliance trends
  • Higher Education best practices in leveraging information technology for inclusion

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