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IDPP Gives Live Virtual Report from M-Enabling Summit

Virtual Briefing from M-Enabling Summit Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, Executive Director of the IDPP/COTELCO, gave a live virtual report from the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) M-Enabling Summit, Conference and Showcase at 10:30 a.m. on 6 December 2011. In addition to Dr. Cogburn, a member of the High Level Panel of Advisors for GAID, speakers at the virtual briefing hosted by the IDPP/COTELCO included Mr. Fred Doulton, UN Secretariat for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Mr. Axel Leblois, Executive Director of G3ict; and Ms. Deepti Samant, Director of International Programs at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The live webcast provided viewers with an opportunity to be briefed on the conference from wherever they were in the world.

The two-day summit, which was organized by G3ict, examined the latest technologies in accessible and assistive mobile solutions, applications, and services for persons with disabilities. In addition to presentations by the leaders in mobile solutions including Apple, Inc. and RIM Co., the M-Enabling Summit featured global policy discussion panels hosted by the Federal Communications Commission.

G3ict is an initiative of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID).

The summit took place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Access the Blackboard Collaborate recording of the live virtual briefing
(Captions available via Window>Show Closed-Captioning once in virtual session)