Meet us at the M-Enabling Summit event of Promoting Accessible Technologies and Environments. June 11 -13, 2018 @ Booth 302.
Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 2800 South Potomac Ave Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA
Washington, DC Telephone: 1-703-413-1300
M-Enabling Summit 2018 The M-Enabling Summit has established itself as the leading global conference covering the fast-moving technology innovations that enable seniors and persons with disabilities to access digital content and services and interact with their environment in new ways.
The M-Enabling Summit is the ideal venue to support independent living in an interconnected world for seniors and persons with disabilities. With its 2018 theme “Accessible and Assistive Technologies Innovations: New Frontiers for Independent Living” the Summit offers a platform for technology vendors to promote their accessible products, services and assistive technologies and to network with accessibility professionals and organizations seeking to address compliance challenges and market development opportunities. Attendees of the M-Enabling Summit are decision-makers looking to leverage technological advances in accessibility as an essential differentiator in gaining a competitive advantage.
In addition, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) will again be joining the M-Enabling Summit to host technical and organizational training tracks, expanding its reach among accessibility professionals. The 7th edition of the M-Enabling Summit Global Conference and Showcase will be held on June 11-13, 2018 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, in Washington, D.C.
Learn, network, and improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
Featured Topics Include:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for user interface
AI and Robotics for Smart Homes
Augmented Reality Applications (AR)
Aging in Place: Connected Health and Big Data for Activity Monitoring
Accessible Security, Identification and Privacy Protection
Autonomous Car and Drone Technologies
Consumer Technology Products and IoT for Independent Living
In the Spotlight at the 2018 M-Enabling Summit:
Innovation for speech, hearing, visual, mobility and cognitive disabilities
Entertainment for Independent Living (TV, gaming, movie theaters and public spaces)
Smart Cities for All
5G and connectivity for advanced assistive apps and services
Web Accessibility 508 and (WCAG 2.1, Section 508 refresh)
What are the new guidelines of WCAG 2.2? How can you ensure your website is still accessible and compliant with the new updates? What does EqualWeb cover from the WCAG 2.2 requirements and what it does not? What has changed from WCAG 2.1 and what remained the same? We compiled all the answers in the following article.
From now on, users can access accessibility functions like Voice Navigation, Color Adjustments, and Image Descriptors, among others. The Fnac website is now more accessible for users with different types of disabilities, including seniors.
Closed captions for videos and audio content enable people with hearing impairments to understand the content. EqualWeb has become the first web accessibility vendor to provide a video and audio closed captions option for people with disabilities as part of its automatic services.
The unique benefit of the function is that it’s entirely automatic. Moreover, as the website owner, you can modify the automatic generic text if you find a mismatch between the video and the text (the AI may miss a few words here and there), using the Captions Editor in your dashboard.
The closed captions function includes a simple on-and-off activation button, a rating vote for feedback purposes, a new transcription window over the video or audio element, and a captions download option. The captions’ font conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards for easily accessible fonts.