M-Enabling Summit

Event Date: 
June 12, 2017 (All day) to June 14, 2017 (All day)
Event Type: 

Bringing together key industry decision makers and user experts from around the world, the annual M-Enabling Summit focuses on increasing accessibility for people with disabilities through the use of mobile applications, connected devices, and other innovative technologies. This year’s summit includes an International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) preconference, making it an essential event for anyone interested in the intersection of accessible technology and employment.

PEAT is delighted to be part of this event, and will be moderating two panels on Tuesday, June 13:

Social Media and Collaborative Platforms, 1:30pm-2:45pm

Whether searching for jobs or connecting with colleagues and friends, social media is becoming an increasingly integral part of daily life for persons with disabilities and seniors. This session will examine the major impact of social media for these populations, from employment and education, to health and wellness, to advocacy and communication. Panelists will discuss the successes and challenges of social media and accessibility, and how major social media platforms are adapting their offerings to make them more accessible, usable and relevant to this fast-growing group of social media users.

Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Innovative Collaborations and Practices, 3:15pm-4:30pm

Information and communications technologies (ICT) are increasingly central to all aspects of employment, from recruitment to retention. In this session, the Office of Disability Employment’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will lead a discussion with accessibility experts, disability advocates, and employers on approaching workplace technology through the lens of universal design. Participants will share their experiences with:

  • the tie between universally-designed technologies and a productive and diverse workforce, and
  • Innovative approaches for building and buying workplace technology that is accessible to all employees and job seekers.