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IDPP Attends 2013 M-Enabling Summit; Offers Virtual Briefing

Second Annual M-Enabling Summit, June 6-7, 2013 (logo)The IDPP participated in the 2013 M-Enabling Summit (#mEnabling) from 6-7 June 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. As conference participants, the IDPP hosted an informal virtual roundtable discussion on 7 June 2013 at 12:30pm U.S. EST that was open to the public via Blackboard Collaborate. Moderated by Dr. Derrick Cogburn, "Mobile Accessibility and the UNCRPD: The Intersection of Innovations in Accessible Mobile Technology and Disability Policy" featured G3ict President and Executive Director Mr. Axel Leblois; IDPP Advisory Board and faculty member Ambassador Luis Gallegos; and other accessibility and disability policy experts.

Click here to view the captioned recording of our roundtable discussion. Closed-captions for the presentation can be found via 'Window>Show Closed-Captioning' once inside the virtual session.

Roundtable participants analyzed the important role the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has played in the continued development of accessible mobile technologies and how these technologies, in turn, have contributed to implementing the CRPD and advancing global inclusive policies.

Hosted by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates in conjunction with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the M-Enabling Summit invited international disability advocates; software and mobile technology developers: persons with disabilities (PWDs); special educators; and mobile service providers to discuss the latest innovations, research, and development in the field of accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs).

This year, the Summit hosted over 450 participants from around the world, and featured sessions on topics such as employment access, special education, entertainment, and disability policy.

Click here to view the captioned recording of our rountable discussion.

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