M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase 2011 Agenda

Sunday, December 4, 2011

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Pre-registration

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Morning

Event:

Global Policy Briefing on Mobile Accessibility for Delegates Hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – Hosted by FCC for M-Enabling Participants

Venue:

FCC Commission Room, 1st Floor, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554

7:15 am:

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

7:30 am:

Group transfer by bus to FCC headquarters, group security clearance

8:30 am:
Coffee and refreshments served upon arrival, other pre-registered invitees traveling to the FCC on their own go through individual security clearance

8:45 am:

Introductory Remarks

  • 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
  • Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Inaugural Chairperson, United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

9:15 am:

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.

10:30 am:

Coffee break in FCC Commission Room

10:45 am

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)
  • Topics:
    • How to ensure the effective application of policies and programs
    • Involvement of organizations of seniors and persons with disabilities with regulators, industry and service providers
    • Challenges and opportunities for mobile assistive technologies developers
    • Experiences of Universal Service Funds in launching programs in support of accessible and assistive services for seniors and persons with disabilities
    • Role of standards and international policy coordination

12:15 pm

Remarks by Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

12:30 pm

Session adjournment, buffet lunch and networking among participants

1:30 pm

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

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Afternoon

11:00 am

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

2:30 pm

Opening of the Global Summit and Showcase on Mobile Applications and Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Welcome Remarks: Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

Introductions: 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)
    • Abdeslam Ahizoune, CEO, Maroc Telecom (Morocco)
    • 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)

4:30 pm

Vodafone Foundation “Smart Accessibility Awards” and cocktail reception in Showcase area for all participants

  • 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

6:30 pm

Showcase closes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

8:00 am

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”

8:45 am

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

9:15 am

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:
    • Dean Brenner, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
    • Brandon Freeman Executive Project Manager, HTC
    • Steve Jacobs, President, Ideal Group, Inc.
    • Caroline Ragot, Managing Director, Code Factory

10:15 am

Refreshment break in Showcase area

11:00 am

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
      • Dylan Barrell, Vice President of Product Development and Brian Kerr, Software Development (presenting the case study of Humana Family Tree Mobile App), Deque Systems, Inc.
  • 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, President, Ideal Group, 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
      • Dennis Selznick Business Innovation Manager, Sprint Relay
      • Mitchell Levy, CapTel Product Manager, Hamilton Relay
      • 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
  • Session E: “Open Session with Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union”
    • Session Conveners: Leslie Joseph Martinkovics, Chair of the ITU Association of the United States, Director, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications, Inc.; Christopher Clark, Head, Sector Membership, ITU – International Telecommunication Union

12:30 pm

Lunch served in Showcase area

1:30 pm

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: tba
    • 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*
  • 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: tba
    • Panelists:
      • Christian Vogler, Associate Professor and Director, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
      • Brad Hodges, Technology Program Associate, AFB – American Foundation for the Blind
      • 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)
      • Dr. Hossein Rahnama, Director of Research/Special Advisor to Provost on Digital Media, Ryerson Digital Media 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 Technologies Industry Association
    • Rapporteur: Sam Fabens, AT&T
    • Panelists:
      • Mélanie Endres, Sales Director, Code Factory
      • Steve Jacobs, President, Ideal Group, Inc.
      • Fouad Hassoun, CEO, Medialog Accessibilites
      • Aram Hekimian, Chairman and CEO, KAPSYS

3:15 pm

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.

Closing remarks: Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Inaugural Chairperson, United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

5:30pm

Adjournment

*denotes confirmation pending

Exhibit Hours:

Monday: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 – 5:30 pm

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