Mobile technology and disability at the M-enabling conference

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013 15:37pm

The Australian Communications Consumer Network (ACCAN) has announced the major speakers at the M-enabling Australasia Conference. The event will bring together consumers, government and industry, and focus on how mobile devices, operating systems and apps can be made more accessible for people with disability.

The program, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, is designed to cater to the interests of people with a disability, policy makers, device manufacturers and software developers.

Speakers include:

  • Axel Leblois, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ICT)
  • Karen Peltz Strauss, US Federal Communications Commission
  • Hon. Kelly Vincent, Member of the Legislative Council, South Australian Parliament
  • Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia
  • Graeme Innes AM, Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  • Chris Althaus, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

“One of the core ideas behind the conference was to have everyone together in the same room, having an honest discussion around how we can make mobile apps and technologies accessible for everyone,” said ACCAN CEO Teresa Corbin.

M-enabling Australasia 2013 will be held in Sydney on 14-15 August. Registrations are now open.

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