WEBCAST APR 12: A11yVR – Building a More Accessible Social Virtual Reality World – Thomas Logan

livestreamOn Tuesday April 12 2022 at 19:30 EDT / 23:30 UTC / 08:30 JST (APR 13) the Accessibility VR Meetup hosts ‘Building a More Accessible Social Virtual Reality World‘ online. Thomas Logan is the owner of Equal Entry, whose mission is “contributing to a more accessible world.” Equal Entry has been hosting events as part of the Accessibility Virtual Reality Meetup for two years. In the last three months, they’ve worked with developer intern Owen Wang to create new functionality that makes Hubs easier to use for people who are blind and low-vision. In this talk we’ll learn about how they’ve:

  • Added the ability to describe avatars.
  • Automatically included label information from SketchFab to objects imported into the world.
  • Enabled custom functionality in the chat interface to work with screen readers.
  • Added user interface buttons to label and describe any spatial object.
  • Added synthesized speech output of descriptions.

The session will be webcast live via a partnership with the Internet Society New York Chapter Accessibility SIG (A11ySIG).

LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/a11yvr24 (open captions)

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM: https://www.meetup.com/a11yvr/events/284494637/ (open captions)

REAL TIME TEXT: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=a11yvr

TWITTER: @a11yvr  @TechThomas @Equal_Entry #a11y #AR #XR #VR @IAAPOrg @MozillaHubs #captioned

SIMULCASTS (open captions)
https://youtu.be/yF4I263OiMs (monitored for comments)

ARCHIVE https://archive.org/details/a11yvr24