The [AT] Connects Blog

DOJ Launches New ADA Website

Posted By Anne Long | May 22, 2013

This is the first redesign of the website since 2002 and it includes improved navigation and usability features making it easier to find information on ADA technical assistance, enforcement, and regulations.  For more information, visit:

RESNA 2013 Annual Conference

Posted By Anne Long | May 22, 2013

Annual RESNA Conference

Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, WA - June 20 - 24, 2013 

Seattle's desirable Eastside is the setting for RESNA 2013! A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Bellevue is nine miles from downtown Seattle, nestled between two mountain ranges on the shores of glittering Lake Washington. Enjoy more than 250 shops, restaurants, day spas, and entertainment venues within walking distance, plus easy access to Seattle's main attractions. 

One day of the conference will overlap with ICORR 2013, the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, featuring the world's leading research labs and clinics in the field.


The Opening Night Reception is Friday, June 21 at 6:30pm.

M-Enabling Summit June 5-6-7, Washington, D.C.

Posted By Anne Long | May 08, 2013

On June 5, 6 and 7, G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, will co-host the 2nd M-Enabling Summit, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and conference and showcase organizer, E.J. Krause and Associates.

The Summit will be held at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  It will be preceded by briefing sessions hosted at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 5th for U.S. and international mobile executives attending the Summit to learn about the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)

The M-Enabling Summit will be a must-attend event for rehabilitation and assistive technology centers that play a primary role in promoting accessible technology to seniors and persons with disabilities.  Exposure to new accessible technology innovation and the opportunity to collaborate with fellow rehabilitation professionals are among the many benefits of your attendance.  Sponsored by the private industry and leading organizations of persons with disabilities, the M-Enabling Summit is the sole global event entirely dedicated to allowing all stakeholders involved in serving seniors and persons with disabilities to share innovations, solutions and develop new partnerships.  The Summit is expected to attract hundreds of mobile executives and application developers from more than 40 countries, underlining the global interest in adopting new solutions.

The program will focus on accessibility innovations with 150 speakers, private sector leaders, apps developers, mobile accessibility experts and disability advocates sharing their experience.  The Summit will include several sessions designed especially to address the needs of rehabilitation and assistive technology centers including:

  • Outreach and User Support: How Can Mobile Operators Partner with Assistive Technology (AT) Centers, Rehabilitation Centers and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Mobility and Dexterity
  • Assistive Apps and Solutions for Hard of Hearing, Deaf and Speech Impaired Persons
  • Visual Impairments: Assistive Apps and Solutions


The sessions will give rehabilitation professionals the opportunity to connect with colleagues as well as learn how leveraging mobile technology can assist patients in achieving independence in their personal and professional lives.

Confirmed speakers include Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Daniel R. Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Chief Accessible Technology Officer, AT&T, Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSERS, U.S. Department of Education, Donna Cordner, Chair, HelpAge USA, and Independent Director, Millicom International Cellular SA, Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft , Julie Kearney, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Claude Stout, Executive Director, Telecommunications for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), Frances West, World Wide Director, Human Ability and Accessibility Center, IBM, Mike Starling, Executive Director, NPR Labs, David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA.

For a complete program of sessions, please visit

To register on-line, please visit