M-Enabling Summit

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The M-Enabling Summit Virtual Leadership Briefing: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM US/ET

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Description

A New Reality for Digital Accessibility The M-Enabling Leadership Briefing will virtually convene leading innovators and advocates for a 2-hour conversation addressing how COVID-19 pandemic challenges trigger new trends that anyone involved in digital accessibility needs to know. The fast-paced program features dynamic interviews with thought leaders, engaging discussions, live polls and moderated questions from the audience. The three-part webinar on digital game changers for Persons with Disabilities in a virtual world include:

  • Digital Accessibility Innovation, Leapfrogging into the Future. How the acceleration of information technology innovation and the emergence of new user interfaces will support a more inclusive digital world.
  • Reimagining Smart Inclusive Communities. What does society want from digital contents and services, what is expected from Corporations, Governments, Civil Society, Academia, Cities.
  • The Best of 2020 Digital Accessibility Innovations. Reviewing the hottest accessibility innovations in 2020 and their current and upcoming applications.


The M-Enabling 2020 Virtual Leadership Briefing is a program of the M-Enabling Summit, a Conference and Showcase in its ninth edition, annually hosted in Washington, D.C. by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) to promote accessible technologies and environments for persons with disabilities and those with age-related disabilities. For more information, please visit the M-Enabling Summit website. The M-Enabling 2020 Virtual Leadership Briefing Zoom connection is hosted and managed by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Webinar Team, a division of G3ict. Captioning and Sign Language provided by Ai-Media

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Schedule

Event Conductor: Christopher Lee, Ph.D., Managing Director, IAAP

11:01 AM ET Welcome Remarks
11:05 AM ET SESSION ONE: “Digital Accessibility Innovation, Leapfrogging into the Future”

How the acceleration of information technology innovation and the emergence of new user interfaces will support a more inclusive digital world. Interview: Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, interviewed by Frances West, Founder, FrancesWestCo

11:25 AM ET SESSION TWO: “Reimagining Smart Inclusive Communities”

What do society want from digital contents and services, what is expected from Corporations, Governments, Civil Society, Academia, Cities. Interview: Caroline Casey, Founder and Creator, The Valuable 500, interviewed by Debra Ruh, CEO, Ruh Global IMPACT

11:35 AM ET Followed by a Discussion among accessibility leaders:
  • Suzanne Montgomery, VP –Compliance & Chief Accessibility Officer, AT&T
  • Karen Tamley, President and CEO, Access Living
  • Kyle Shachmut, Assistant Director, Digital Accessibility Services, Harvard University
  • Daniel Ball, Director, Global Connectivity & Access Policy, Facebook
12:05 PM ET Break
12:10 PM ET SESSION THREE: “The Best of 2020 Digital Accessibility Innovations”

Reviewing the hottest accessibility innovations in 2020 and their current and upcoming applications. Moderator: Steve Tyler, Director of Assistive Technology, Leonard Cheshire Lightning Talk on “Game-changing Accessibility Innovations” by Peter Korn, Director of Accessibility, Amazon Lab126

12:17 PM ET Followed by a Discussion:
12:55 PM ET Concluding remarks, Call for Action, “A11Y for our Virtual World”

Sponsors

M-Enabling Summit Sponsors

2021 Exhibitors

This exhibitor listing is for M-Enabling Summit participants only. Solicitations of any kind are prohibited.

Contact Information:

Pat Hazan-Tessler - Sponsorship Contact
Tel. 301- 493-5500, ext. 3386
tessler@ejkrause.com

Past M-Enabling Summits (2011-2019)