VITAC is excited to be a part of this week’s 2021 XR Access Symposium. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, June 10, with special breakout sessions scheduled for June 11.
“XR” is an umbrella term encompassing virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies. (Think all those cool virtual reality goggles and glasses advertised on TV these days.) XR Access is a community that strives to modernize, innovate, and expand XR technologies, products, content, and assistive technologies by promoting inclusive design for people of all abilities.
The symposium, now in its third year, will feature keynote speaker Chike Aguh, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor, and multiple plenary panels on, among other things, building accessible technologies, creating an inclusive XR ecosystem, and ensuring diverse talent pipelines.
VITAC will provide captions for the symposium, and will take part in a breakout discussion focused on the best practices for captions in immersive media and the technical changes required to make them commonplace. An ASL interpreter also will be on hand for the virtual event.
What: 2021 XR Access Symposium
When: Thursday, June 10, from 10 AM – 3:30 PM ET (Breakout sessions scheduled for Friday, June 11)
Where: Virtual event via Zoom
Hosted by: Verizon Media, Cornell Tech, and PEAT (the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology)