September 15, 2020

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. EST

Given the impact COVID-19 has had across the globe, The M-Enabling Summit team has decided to host a Virtual Leadership Briefing on September 15th for top influencers addressing the current issues and strategies surrounding digital accessibility.

The fast-paced, two-hour program will feature dynamic interviews with thought leaders, engaging discussions, live polls and moderated questions from the audience.

A New Reality for Digital Accessibility

Not to be missed! How pandemic challenges trigger new trends that anyone involved in digital accessibility needs to know.  A three-part webinar with leading innovators and advocates on digital game changers for Persons with Disabilities in a virtual world:

Digital Accessibility Innovation, Leapfrogging into the Future. How the acceleration of information technology innovation and the emergence of new user interfaces will support a more inclusive digital world. 

  • An Interview with Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, moderated by Frances West, Founder, FrancesWestCo

Reimagining Smart Inclusive Communities.  What does society want from digital contents and services, what is expected from Corporations, Governments, Civil Society, Academia, Cities.

  • An Interview with Caroline Casey, Founder and Creator, The Valuable 500, moderated by Debra Ruh, CEO, Ruh Global IMPACT
  • Panel Discussion, moderated by Debra Ruh, featuring:
    • Suzanne Montgomery, VP – Compliance & Chief Accessibility Officer, AT&T
    • Karen Tamley, President and CEO, Access Living
    • Kyle Shachmut, Assistant Director, Digital Accessibility Services, Harvard University
    • Daniel Ball, Director, Global Connectivity & Access Policy, Facebook

The Best of 2020 Digital Accessibility Innovations. Reviewing the hottest accessibility innovations in 2020 and their current and upcoming applications.

  • A Lightning Talk on “Game-changing Accessibility Innovations” moderated by Peter Korn, Director of Accessibility, Amazon Lab126
  • Panel Discussion, moderated by Steve Tyler, Director of Assistive Technology, Leonard Cheshire, featuring:
    • Larry Goldberg, Senior Director and Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media
    • Megan Lawrence, Ph.D., Senior Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
    • Rachel Sanford Nemeth, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

To show our commitment and expand our outreach to advocate for users of all abilities, the M-Enabling Summit Virtual Leadership Briefing will be free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate. Captioning and Sign Language will be provided.

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