The M-Enabling Summit is fast approaching! Thesixth meeting of this global conference was on June 13-14 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s theme is “Making Connected Things and Services Accessible for All.” With more than 30 sessions on topics ranging from the role of artificial intelligence in accessibility to accessibility in higher education, this conference will provide many opportunities for professional growth.

On the evening of June 13, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will present the FCC’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. In 2015, Knowbility received a Chairman’s Award in the miscellaneous category for its Open Accessible Internet Rally (Open AIR). Open AIR is a competition in which teams of developers are partnered with accessibility experts as they work towards improving the accessibility of the websites of nonprofit organizations.

The M-Enabling Summit is organized by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communications Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause and Associates (EJK) and aims to expand accessibility for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Knowbility is a supporting organization of the summit. The conference will be preceded by a pre-conference session on June 12 organized by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.