2014 M-Enabling Summit

June 9-10, 2014
Washington, DC

The Summit, organized in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), presents the latest accessibility innovations and their applications in multiple sectors including education, senior services, rehabilitation, travel and transportation, smart homes, mobile e-commerce, emergency response, banking and more.

With 150 speakers participating from around the world, you should have an opportunity to discover the latest mobile solutions for physical, visual and speech impairments, hard of hearing, as well as learning and cognitive disabilities.

The Summit is a good opportunity to network with accessibility advocates and experts: private sector leaders, application developers, mobile accessibility policy makers, academic experts and disability advocates all sharing their unique experiences.

Special Biometrics session:

Studio E – By-passing the Security Hurdle: Biometrics and Bio-recognition

Security processes can be a daunting barrier to accessing secured digital contents and services for persons with disabilities, seniors or persons with reading difficulties. The latest generation of mobile handsets and operating systems is breaking this barrier by offering various biometric and bio-recognition solutions. This session will look at the technologies and applications available in the market place today, discuss their future evolution, and will also explore how secure mobile devices may leverage Near Field Communications (NFC) allowing persons with disabilities to interact in a secure manner with electronic kiosks, payment terminals and other types of digitally controlled devices.

Session Chair: Christian Christiansen, VP Security Products & Services, International Data Corporation (IDC)
Panelists:
• Puthukode (Ram) Ramachandran, Program Director of Advanced Technologies, IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
• Ricardo Garcia, International Business Development, ONCE & ONCE Foundation Business Group
• Steve Tyler, Head, Innovation and Development, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
• Dan Poder, Director of Advanced Technologies, MorphoTrust USA

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About Allison Heather

Allison Heather is co-founder and director of sales at Biometric Research Group, Inc. Her background includes a mix of entrepreneurship, sales and journalism. Allison co-founded publishing company Web Host Industry Review, Inc. in 2000 and helped run the company and lead the sales department for 11 years before a successful acquisition. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University and lives in Toronto.