XR Access Forges Ahead
Bill Curtis-Davidson2021-08-17T20:24:32+00:00Published: December 3rd, 2020|Tags: Extended Reality (XR)|
Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies (collectively called XR) have advanced in the last decade, but some developers have overlooked accessibility in their designs. XR Association (XRA) worked with members of XR Access, including people with disabilities, to address this challenge.
They published a new chapter in the XRA Developers Guide, “Accessibility & Inclusive Design in Immersive Experiences.” It includes a set of industry-backed practices for creating accessible XR, including:
- Providing comparable experiences for people with and without disabilities.
- Giving users control over their experience with options for completing tasks and changing the XR environment to meet their accessibility needs.
- Getting input from people with disabilities during the development and testing phases of XR design.
Key recommendations for XR developers include: