TPGi is proud to sponsor the 11th M-Enabling Summit, exploring AI-driven innovation and automation for digital accessibility.
From October 10th through 12th, disability advocates, corporations, government agencies, and accessibility executives will gather at the 11th M-Enabling Summit, the leading all-inclusive conference dedicated to fostering innovations, solutions, and strategies for digital inclusion.
The 2023 M-Enabling Summit will examine how AI drives innovation and automation, scaling up digital accessibility in unprecedented ways.
Join TPGi during the following sessions and discussions:
Automation and Manual Testing Continuum the Key to Consistency and Efficiency
Tuesday, 10/10/23: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Studio E
Manual accessibility testing and automated testing are often considered independent techniques. Thinking about accessibility testing as two categories contributes to inefficiencies and creates sustainability roadblocks for organizations working to mature their processes around accessible digital properties. In this session, we’ll examine the benefits of using manual and automated testing together on a single continuum of rules. When combined with accessibility testing best practices, teams and businesses will achieve consistency, efficiency, and build a sustainable program.
Speaker: Mark Miller, Director of Sales, TPGi
Panel Discussion | Leveraging AI Tools for Accessibility in Product Development
Tuesday, 10/10/23: 9:30 am – 10:30 am in Studio B
How can AI be leveraged to complement human coding and testing for accessibility? Does AI have the potential to improve accessibility outcomes? In this session we will examine the potential of AI tools such as GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT, in assisting developers to ensure accessibility is addressed in the product development stage.
Session Chair: Lisette Arocha, CPWA, Accessibility and Inclusive Design Senior Manager, Products & Technology, PwC
- David O’Neill, Technical Fellow, Vispero
- Jonathan Avila, CPWA, Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access
- Michael Cooper, Web Accessibility Technical Strategist
Marrakesh Treaty 10th Anniversary: Why Its Implementation Matters
Wednesday, 10/11/23: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Studio E
The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled – is designed to remove legal barriers to making books and other copyright-protected works available in accessible formats such as Braille and digital audio. Now ratified by 117 countries including the United States and Canada, it creates an international legal framework for organizations to share accessible format copies with other countries that have joined the Treaty. This session will examine the progress made globally in implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, its impact and implementation in the United States and other leading ratifying countries and why promoting its universal adoption matters to both industry and advocates.
Noel Duffy, Chair of the Board, Dolphin Computer Access
Ayan Kishore, CEO, Benetech
Matt Ater, Vice President, Vispero
Panel Discussion | New Imperatives for Kiosks and Self-Service Payment Systems
Wednesday, 10/11/23: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in Studio B
Given their pervasive usage, the accessibility of kiosks, ATMs, and automated self-service payment systems is a key area of concern for persons with disabilities and older persons. This session will examine accessibility requirements for all forms of kiosks, relevant regulatory and jurisprudence references including the latest work of the U.S. Access Board, and examples of solutions that exist today and may be replicated in all sectors of activity.
Session Chair: Matt Ater, Vice President, Vispero
- Rick Smith, Director, Business Development, Elo Touch Solutions
- Marshall Law, Co-Founder and Business Development, Rivalry Tech
- Peter Jarvis, Senior Executive VP, Storm Interface
- Clark Rachfal, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Attending M-Enabling? Schedule a time to meet with our team to discuss your accessibility projects.