VITAC was thrilled to be a part of the 2021 XR Access Symposium.
“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 virtual symposium, now in its third year, featured 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 provided captions for the symposium, and took part in a breakout discussion focused on the best practices for captions in immersive media, and the technical changes required to make them commonplace.
The items discussed included:
Though the answers to these and other questions may still be in the future, the possibilities are endless and exciting.