3Play Media Joins M-Enabling Summit On Accessible Technologies

September 30, 2021 BY KELLY MAHONEY

The M-Enabling Summit, brainchild of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK), begins next week – and 3Play Media is thrilled to take part. Light bulb on yellow background

3Play Media Co-CEO & Co-founder Josh Miller will join the recently appointed 3Play board member & session moderator Frances West in a discussion on accessibility-centered companies. The panel Inclusion Inspiration: How Startup Entrepreneurs Create Disruptive Solutions that can Change the World features three startup CEOs discussing the inspiration behind their work & what they’ve learned along the way.

Keep reading to learn more about the summit’s origins & registration, this year’s schedule, and when to catch 3Play’s panel.

Inclusion inspiration

In recent years, technological innovation has advanced as rapidly as social expectations, and companies are increasingly looking to address questions of digital inclusion & accessibility. Startups play a unique role in answering these questions, as they disrupt the existing market and innovate new technological solutions.

The CEOs of three such startups are featured in the mid-summit session, Inclusion Inspiration: How Startup Entrepreneurs Create Disruptive Solutions that can Change the World, and each will discuss their respective journey from company creation to current day, their view of disability & accessibility, and what they’ve learned along the way.

Panelists will include:

Josh Miller, co-CEO and co-founder of 3Play Media

  • 3Play Media provides high-quality captioning, transcription, translation, and audio description through an innovative software platform that combines machine learning technology & real, human editors.

Charlotte Dales, CEO and co-founder of Inclusively

  • Inclusively is a tech-centered professional networking & employment software that connects job seekers with disabilities to inclusive workplaces accepting of accommodations.

Troy Otillio, CEO of Aira

  • Aira provides an assistive service that blends wearable technology, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality to create networks of trained professional agents that connect with & assist blind/low vision users with virtually any task.

The session will be moderated by Frances West, IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer and founder of FrancesWestCo, a global advisory on operational inclusion. West was also recently appointed to 3Play Media’s Board of Directors, and her support means the world as we continue to focus on innovation as the leader in video accessibility technology. 

So what’s the schedule?

The 2021 M-Enabling summit starts on Monday, October 4 with introductory remarks from the organizers, and concludes Wednesday, October 6 with a luncheon roundtable. 3Play’s panel will take place mid-conference, beginning at 10:15am EST on Tuesday, October 5. 

While there’s an in-person conference happening in Washington, D.C., the conference also offers a virtual option to its attendees – complete with real-time captioning and American Sign Language interpretation. A complete list of the accessible materials & services being offered at the conference are available on the M-Enabling Summit website.

The conference itself lasts 3 days, and in-person attendees have the additional opportunity to attend an exposition of accessible and assistive technologies on the first 2 days. For a full agenda of breakout sessions, exposition hours, and more, visit the M-Enabling Summit website using the link below.


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More about the summit

The M-Enabling Summit brings together top executives and accessibility professionals from around the world across industries like government, enterprise, and advocacy. While the conference schedule itself is divided into keynotes and breakouts, the main mission is to showcase technological innovations that provide access for everyone to digital content & services.

Featured speakers

This year’s summit features four keynote speakers from top enterprises like Verizon and The Valuable 500, and government bodies like the U.S. Access Board and Department of Labor

In between the keynote speeches are plenty of networking opportunities & breakout sessions, covering topics relating to the pandemic’s impact on accessible tech, President Biden’s executive order on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the 2021 landscape of accessibility. 

This year’s breakout sessions feature accessibility experts & executives from organizations like Level Access, Microsoft, AT&T, and AudioEye.

2021 M-Enabling Keynote Speakers:

Ronan Dunne – CEO, Verizon Consumer

Caroline Casey – Founder, The Valuable 500

Sachin Dev Pavithran – Executive Director, U.S. Access Board

Taryn Williams – U.S. Department of Labor

Getting involved

While individuals in accessibility, government, and enterprise are welcome to attend the conference, the summit also provides an opportunity for organizations that wish to exhibit their products and/or services to a global audience, which includes:

  • Accessibility experts across sectors of education, government, etc.
  • Policy makers from the U.S. Federal Government, as well as state & local governments
  • Advocacy organizations promoting assistive services & technologies
  • International mobile phone service providers 
  • Assistive tech ecosystem participants, like distributors, consultants, & systems integrators 

To learn more about how you can register to attend or exhibit at the 2021 M-Enabling Summit, click the banner below to visit their website.

2021 M-Enabling Summit on accessible & assistive technologies with link to visit the website

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