This year’s MMX® Days was held three weeks ago and gave the participants from all over the globe the opportunity to gather for sharing ideas and knowledge, but also to network. On the podium there were speakers from Bildtelefoni.net, L1 Brasil, Sighhealth, MFD and Ratshuda College, where all delivered exciting topics around the theme “Accessibility”. nWise presented the next generation of MMX® and the participants took part in workshops and panel discussions.

Last week the doors were opened for the 8th annual MMX® Days. Approximately 30 customers from all over the globe came to Uppsala, Sweden, for exchanging ideas, discussions and to listen to inspiring presentations on this year’s theme “accessibility”.

nWise have customers from many different countries and the MMX® Days is the perfect place for them to meet up. This year we had representatives from 7 different European countries, Brazil and Thailand.

The MMX® Days started with a presentation by Johnny Kristensen and Anders Nilsson from Bildtelefoni.net. That is the largest video relay service (VRS) in Europe that is run privately instead of government run since the 1st of July this year.

The presentation was followed by Aaron Rudner, from L1 Brasil, that talked inspirationally about how VRS is used by the deaf inhabitants of São Paul, and also the future for VRS in Brasil.

Signhealth and connectScotland was represented by John Maidens and Andy Irvine. They talked about their VRS services in the UK and Scotland, where they together with MMX® are working on improving the usage of government run services in Scotland for people that are deaf or hard of hearing.

Andreas Richter from the Swedish Agency for Participation presented their innovative work towards hard of hearing/deaf peoples accessibility to government and municipal digital platforms.

The first day also included the first official presentation of MMX® 7 and more about how nWise work around the globe.

The second day started off with the workshops where the participants could speak freely about hot topics, exchange knowledge and learn from each other. This was a very appreciated element of the MMX® Days.

After that, Wantanee Phantachat talked about VRS I Thailand, and was followed by Dr. Pimpa Kachondham that spoke about Ratshasuda College and their inspiring work with securing the UN delaration of human rights and the thai legislation for handicapped people are met.

Also a presentation by Beat Kleeb, from ProCom in Switzerland, was held as the newest member of the nWise family.

As a final presentation, nWise talked about MMX® Care. To summarise the entire MMX® Days, there was an open panel discussion to work through the topics of the conference.

There were two intensive and informative days that the participants left, and with many new business opportunities and ideas.