BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Mobile Industry, Senior Citizens organizations, Disability Advocates and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will kick off the Opening Session of the 2013 M-Enabling Summit, the only global conference dedicated exclusively to mobile technology, apps and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities.
The second edition of the M-Enabling Summit will set a platform for breaking technological developments and future innovations in smartphones and tablets featuring accessible and assistive solutions. The mobile industry conference and showcase will be held in cooperation with the FCC - Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 2013.
With more than one billion potential users worldwide, accessible and assistive solutions are at the forefront of the mobile industry as a whole, and offer a tremendous marketing opportunity. These solutions are changing the way consumers, especially seniors and persons with disabilities, interact with mobile computing devices. Solutions such as text-to-speech, voice recognition, Near Field Communication or GPS technology also benefit all mobile users dealing with complex tasks or environmental and situational limitations.
M-Enabling Summit 2013 will cover the ins-and-outs of leveraging the latest mobile operating systems, including iOS5, Windows 8, Android and BlackBerry os10. This continual expansion of smartphones and tablets opens unprecedented opportunities by offering powerful "anywhere anytime" accessible interfaces and assistive solutions for users of all abilities. Apps developers, organizations of persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, special educators, senior citizens service providers and community organizations will share their experiences in promoting the adoption of mobile solutions with mobile service providers and equipment manufacturers.
Convening in Washington, D.C., this is the only gathering of U.S. and international leaders of the global ecosystem supporting accessible and assistive mobile solutions. The M-Enabling Summit 2013 is expected to draw more than 600 participants from at least 40 countries, as well as substantial participation from leading international mobile service providers, policy makers, apps developers and manufacturers.
Comprised of the latest developments, innovations, market drivers and emerging opportunities, the
M-Enabling Summit is a must-attend event.
For more information please visit: www.m-enabling.com
About G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an Advocacy Initiative of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development. Its mission is to promote and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) covering digital accessibility and assistive technologies. Participating organizations include industry, the public sector and organizations representing persons with disabilities. G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop practical tools, evaluation methods and benchmarks for States Parties, Disabled Persons Organizations and corporations. Its programs are hosted by international organizations, governments, universities and foundations around the world. http://www.g3ict.org
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