Accessible Virtual Reality

Date

July 18, 2019

Speaker

Eyal Ofek

Affiliation

Microsoft Research

Overview

We present SeeingVR, which enables users with low vision to better enjoy VR and complete tasks more quickly and accurately. It consists of a set of 14 tools that enhance a VR application for people with low vision by providing visual and audio augmentations. A user can select, adjust, and combine different tools based on their preferences. SeeingVR enables developers to increase their applications’ accessibility using a simple Unity Toolkit, or modify existing VR applications via a plugin.

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