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M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefing

September 15, 2020

M-Enabling Virtual Leadership Briefing: “A New Reality for Digital Accessibility”


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 by Frances West, Founder, FrancesWestCo
  • Reimagining Smart Inclusive Communities. What do 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, 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
  • 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” 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)