M-Enabling Australasia 2013, the first conference of its kind in the southern hemisphere, is shaping up to be two days of fascinating discussion and practical demonstrations on how mobile technologies can benefit people with disability and older people. It will feature local and international experts on accessible technologies, mobile service providers, developers, manufacturers, retail and business groups, regulators, policymakers, and organisations representing people with disability and older people.
M-Enabling Australasia 2013 is a joint partnership between ACCAN and Telstra in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ICT) and EJ Krause & Associates.
Mobile technology is a potential game changer for people with disability and many older people, providing access and inclusion through usable and affordable mobile equipment and services. People with disability and older people represent a large proportion of the Australian population. In 2009, four million people (almost 20 per cent of the population) reported having a disability. In 2011, more than three million Australians were aged 65 or over. The opportunities for people with disability and older people, as well as all parties involved in developing, manufacturing and providing these technologies and services are significant.
President and Executive Director, G3ICT
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Government Affairs, US Federal Communications Commission
Chair of Department, Media and Communications, University of Sydney
Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Secretary General, Mobile Manufacturers Forum