Virtual Reality Headset Maker Oculus Announces New Ways To ‘Make VR More Inclusive’ In Software Update

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Jun 21, 2021,03:10pm EDT|

Virtual Reality Headset Maker Oculus Announces New Ways To ‘Make VR More Inclusive’ In Software Update

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Oculus announced its v30 software update, replete with accessibility improvements.

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Facebook-owned Oculus, makers of the popular virtual reality headsets, announced several accessibility improvements in a blog post published late last week. The update brings the device’s software to version 30, the company said.

“With v30 we’re adding some long-awaited features—including microphone swapping, a more powerful multitasking experience for people who love to use every inch of their digital space, and new accessibility features to make the future of computing a better experience for everyone,” Oculus wrote in the post. “And it’s an even bigger update for owners of the original Quest, who can enable Air Link starting with v30.”

The marquee change in this update is the inclusion of a new Accessibility tab in the Oculus’s Settings menu. This is where users can perform such actions as changing the default text size. Oculus has added two features: Color Correction [...]

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