The M-Enabling Summit

AT&T attends the M-Enabling Summit is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) that will convene the first mobile industry event exclusively dedicated to accessibility and assistive applications and services for seniors and persons with disabilities. The event will be held December 5-6, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

We hear from; Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC – Federal Communications Commission, Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc,  Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind, Keynote Address: Leonard Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.: “The Inclusion Imperative: Demographics, equal opportunities, business case for Universal Design and accessibility innovations for mobile services”, Jay Wilpon, Executive Director, Speech Research, AT&T Labs – Research. 

Here is the Agenda. 

 

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Morning

Global Policy Briefing on Mobile Accessibility – Hosted by FCC – Federal Communications Commission for M-Enabling ParticipantsVenue: FCC Commission Room, 1st Floor, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554

7:15am

Delegates meet in M-Enabling Summit Registration area (Gaylord National)

7:30am

Group transfer by bus to FCC headquarters, group security clearance

8:30am

Coffee and refreshments served upon arrival, other pre-registered invitees travelling to the FCC on their own go through individual security clearance

8:45am

Introductory Remarks

  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict (outline of Summit and introductions)
  • Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement and Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
  • Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU – International Telecommunication Union

9:15am

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act: Background, legislative development, rulemaking and application

  • Presentation by Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC – Federal Communications Commission
  • Panelists and Respondents, perspectives from stakeholders:
    • Jenifer Simpson, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, COAT – Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
    • Claude Stout, Executive Director, TDI – Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
    • Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind
    • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.

10:15am

Coffee break in FCC Commission Room

10:30am

International Panel on Policies and Programs to Promote Accessible and Assistive Mobile Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

  • Chair: Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU – International Telecommunication Union
  • Panelists:
    • Fred Doulton, Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • Mary-Louise Hayward, Social and Consumer Policy, CRTC – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (Canada)
    • Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority (South Africa)
    • Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C (USA)
    • Stephen King, President-elect, DAISY Consortium
    • Fouad Hassoun, CEO, Medialog Accessibilities (France)
    • Archana Gulati, Joint Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund Department of Telecommunications Ministry of Communications and IT (India)

12:15pm

Remarks by Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

12:30pm

Session adjournment, buffet lunch and networking among participants

1:30pm

Bus transfer from FCC headquarters to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Afternoon

11:00am

Registration opens at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor

2:30pm

Opening of the Global Summit and Showcase on Mobile Applications and Services for Seniors and Persons with DisabilitiesWelcome Remarks: Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ictIntroductions: Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs and Policy Group, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind• Keynote Address: Leonard Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.: “The Inclusion Imperative: Demographics, equal opportunities, business case for Universal Design and accessibility innovations for mobile services”Panel: Mobile Accessible and Assistive Applications and Services for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities, Success Factors

  • Chair: Rizwan Khaliq, IBM Sales and Distribution, Marketing Director, IBM Global Communications Sector
  • Panelists:
    • Jérôme Arnaud, CEO, Doro (Sweden)
    • Dr. Toshio Obi, Professor, Director, Institute of e-Government, Waseda University, Japan; Special Envoy of ITU Secretary-General for Academia; Leader of OECD and APEC projects on ICT Applications for Persons with special needs and Ageing (Japan)
    • François-René Germain, Group Senior Vice President, Group Accessibility Department, Orange (France)
    • Noha Saad, Corporate Responsibility & Foundation Senior Manager, Vodafone Egypt
    • Matthew Gerst, Counsel, External & State Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association (USA)

4:30pm

Vodafone Foundation “Smart Accessibility Awards”
• Introduction: Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Director of External Relations, G3ict
• Presentation of awards awards by Joel Roxburgh, Head of Sustainability, Vodafone Group and Sanjeet Matharu, Principal Manager for Developer Marketing, Vodafone Group
• Networking among participants, technology showcase and demos

4:45pm

Cocktail reception in Showcase area for all participants

6:30pm

Showcase closes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

8:00am

Coffee in Showcase area

8:30am

Introduction and setting the stage: John D. Kemp, President and CEO, ABILITIES!:
“The Mobile Accessibility Imperative, Enabling Persons with Disabilities”

8:45am

Kick-off Briefing: Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Marketing Manager, Education, Apple, Inc.: “Apple’s iOS Accessibility Features”

9:15am

Plenary Session Panel
New Frontiers for Mobile Accessible and Assistive Solutions

  • Chair: Susan Schorr, Head, Special Initiatives, BDT/IEE/SIS, ITU-International Telecommunication Union
  • Panelists:
    • John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory – Government Affairs, Qualcomm
    • Brandon Freeman Executive Project Manager, HTC
    • Steve Jacobs, President, Ideal Group, Inc.
    • Caroline Ragot, Managing Director, Code Factory

10:15am

Refreshment break in Showcase area

11:00am

Breakout Sessions – Part 1
Technology, Application and Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

  • Session A: Designing Accessible Mobile Websites and Accessible Mobile Apps
    • Session Chair: Jutta Trevinarus, Professor and Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute OCAD University, Canada
    • Rapporteur: Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems, Inc.
    • Panelists:
      • Janina Sajka, Fellow, The LINUX Foundation
      • Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
    • Kazuhito Kidachi, Corporate Director, General Manager of Research and Development Department, Mitsue-Links Co., Ltd.
    • Derek Featherstone, Web Accessibility Consultant and Founder, Further Ahead
    • Dylan Barrell, VP, Product Development, Deque co-presenting with Brian Kerr, Software Developer, Deque Systems, Inc. (presenting the case study of Humana Family Tree Mobile App)
  • Session B: Innovator’s Session – Mobile Apps and Services for Learning and Cognitive Disabilities
    • Session Chair: Clayton Lewis, Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado
    • Rapporteur: Debra Ruh, Chief Marketing Officer, SSB BART Group
    • Panelists:
      • Sara Ruh, User Experience
      • Jim Mueller, User-Centered Research, Wireless RERC
      • Steve Jacobs, IDEAL Group, Inc. / CEO Apps4Android, Inc.
      • Jason Voiovich, Vice President, Marketing, AbleNet
  • Session C: Innovator’s Session – Mobile Apps and Solutions for Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and/or Speech Impaired
    • Session Chair: Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
    • Rapporteur: Andrea Saks, International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf; Convener ITU JCA-AHF (Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors)
    • Panelists:
      • Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable
      • Michael Maddix, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Soreson Communications, Inc. and Jeff Rosen, General Counsel, ZVRS
      • Carol Wideman, CEO/Founder, Vcom3D
      • Dominic Gagliano, Vice President Blindness Sales, HumanWare
      • Kelby Brick, Vice President of Regulatory and Strategic Policy, Purple Communications, Inc.
      • Dennis Selznick Business Innovation Manager, Sprint
      • Mitchell Levy, CapTel Product Manager, Hamilton, CapTel
      • Daniel Fok, Accessibility Program Manager, Research In Motion
      • Avalyn Jackson, Associate Director – Product Marketing, AT&T
      • Adrienne Biddings, Telecom Policy Counsel, Google
  • Session D: Innovator’s Session – Leading Apps and Solutions for Visually Impaired Users
    • Session Chair: David Ross, Senior Rehabilitation Research Engineer, Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center of Excellence in Vision Loss
    • Rapporteur: Brad Hodges, Technology Program Associate, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind
    • Panelists:
      • John Herzog, User Experience, App4Android
      • Giovanni Ciaffoni, Software Engineer and Web Accessibility Consultant, Istituto Cavazza (Italy)
      • Michael May, President and CEO, Sendero Group
      • Jeremi Sudol, Co-Founder, IPPLEX/LookTel
      • Varju Luceno, Director of Communications, DAISY Consortium
      • Caroline Ragot, Managing Director, Code Factory
      • Carrie Bruce, Research Scientist, Sonification Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:30pm

Lunch served in Showcase area

1:30pm

Breakout Sessions – Part 2
Technology, Application and Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

  • Session A: How to Involve and Benefit from the Expertise of Persons with Disabilities in Developing Programs and Solutions
    • Session Chair: Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
    • Rapporteur: Mike Paciello, Founder and Principal, The Paciello Group
    • Panelists:
      • Alexandra Gaspari, Accessibility Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
      • Anita Shafer Aaron, Executive Director, World Institute on Disability
      • David Rojas, ICT4D Unit Director, The Trust for the Americas, OAS-Organization of American States
      • Cynthia Waddell, Executive Director, ICDRI – International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
  • Session B: Cloud-based Solutions for Assistive Technologies. Latest Implementations and Developments for the Workplace, e-Government, e-Health and e-Education
    • Session Chair: Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education
    • Rapporteur: Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT, Ireland; Fellow of The Irish Computer Society
    • Panelists:
      • Claudio Giugliemma, President, LucyTech co-presenting with Irma Missaglia, Director, Cooperativa Sociale Sim-patia (Italy)
      • Gregg Vanderheiden, Founder, Raising the Floor/GPII, Ph.D., & Director Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
      • Jay Wilpon, Executive Director, Speech Research, AT&T Labs – Research
      • Matt Tyrone Quinn, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standard and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Session C: Accessible and Assistive Apps and Solutions in Emergency Response
    • Session Chair: James Arden Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired); Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC – Federal Communications Commission
    • Rapporteur: Derrick L. Cogburn, Executive Director, Institute of Disability and Public Policy; Associate Professor of International Relations, International Communication Program, School of International Service, American University
    • Panelists:
      • Brad Hodges, Technology Program Associate, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind
      • Christian Vogler, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
      • David Furth, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC-Federal Communications Commission
      • Brian Fontes, CEO, NENA – National Emergency Number Association
      • Liddy Manson, President, BeClose
  • Session D: Accessible and Assistive Apps and Solutions in Travel and Tourism
    • Session Chair: Bill Curtis-Davidson, Accessible Transportation Solutions, IBM Research: Human Ability and Accessibility Center
    • Rapporteur: Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, SSB BART Group
    • Panelists:
      • Dan DeBeyer, Director, Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map, Rick Hansen Foundation (Canada)
      • Michael May, President and CEO, Sendero Group (USA)
      • Zone/Department of Computer Science (Canada)
      • Philip L. Winters, Director, Transportation Demand Management Program, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida (USA)
      • Tom Wlodkowski, Director of Accessibility, AOL, Inc. (USA)
  • Session E: Monetizing Mobile Applications: Which business models work for mobile apps developers? Which OS platforms and distribution channels provide the most opportunities?
    • Session Chair: David Dikter, CEO, ATIA – Assistive Technology Industry Association
    • Rapporteur: Sam Fabens, AT&T
    • Panelists:
      • Mélanie Endres, Sales Director, Code Factory
      • Steve Jacobs, IDEAL Group, Inc. / CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.
      • Fouad Hassoun, CEO, Medialog Accessibilities
      • Aram Hekimian, Chairman and CEO, KAPSYS

3:15pm

Refreshment break in Showcase area

4:00pm

Plenary Session: Making Mobile Innovations Work for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

  • Reports from breakout sessions
  • Panel discussion: How can stakeholders best work together to promote innovation and services for seniors and persons with disabilities?
    • Chair: John D. Kemp, President and CEO, ABILITIES!
    • Panelists:
      • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC – Federal Communications Commission
      • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
      • Frances West, World Wide Director, IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center

Summit Conclusions and Next Steps:

  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • Edward J. Krause, President and CEO, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.

5:30pm

Adjournment