As use of immersive technologies continues to explode, accessibility poses a challenge for XR application developers. Both the hardware and software of XR are often not customizable for all users and, in many cases, not usable at all for those with disabilities. Increasingly, faculty members across university campuses are experimenting with XR to thereby integrate these technologies into coursework. In order to provide equitable and inclusive learning experiences for all, instructors will need to think more broadly about the accessibility of their courses, especially when engaging XR.
Jasmine Clark, Resident Librarian at Temple University, will lead this workshop. Her primary areas of research are accessibility and metadata in emerging technology. Currently, she is co-leading the Virtual Blockson, a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality, while also doing research in 3D metadata and the development of Section 508 compliant guidelines for virtual reality experiences.
During this workshop, Jasmine will discuss a number of issues surrounding immersive tech, including accessibility, usability, and inclusion; ADA compliance; and multimodal system design.
This event is co-sponsored by the Accessibility & Learning Technologies (ALT) group and PennImmersive.
We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, October 9th from 12 to 1pm on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center in the Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room (124). More info and registration details available at bit.ly/ALTPennImmersive.