Medialog Accessibilities had the opportunity to participate to the M-Enabling Summit held from 5th to 7th December in Washington DC.

M-Enabling Summit 2011 provided governments, community services, health and private sector information and communications professionals with innovative solutions to leverage accessible and assistive mobile platforms to better serve seniors and persons with disabilities “Mobile devices processing power and networks bandwidth support many innovative solutions for greater accessibility and assistive applications and services for seniors and persons with disabilities. The versatility of handsets and operating systems, cloud-based applications and global economies of scale of the mobile industry all point towards a growing opportunity for developers to bring innovative life-enhancing solutions for hundreds of millions of seniors and persons with disabilities around the world,” said Axel Leblois, Executive Director of G3ict.

Fouad Hassoun, CEO of Medialog Accessibilities Group, participated - with prestigious invitees such as Kareem Dale,Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement and Special Assistant to President Obama for Disability Policy -in the plenary session at the FCC ( Federal Communication Commission)  on the theme: International Panel on Policies and Programs to Promote Accessible and Assistive Mobile Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

It was the opportunity to share with the attendees the work done with telcos operators on the Middle East such as Etisalat Egypt which made a great step forward on this issue.

We look forward to see other steps made to promote the accessibility towards visually impaired .