Considerations for Inclusive Social VR

A11yVR - Accessibility Virtual Reality Group
A11yVR - Accessibility Virtual Reality Group
Public group

Tokyo

Tokyo · Tokyo

How to find us

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Details

Date and Time
Thursday March 19th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / 8am JT

Location:
Mozilla Hubs Space
https://hubs.mozilla.com/G6edX79/a11yvr-project/

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhCc1b6Cq69eg-iYeVKOog

Timeline:
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7:00 - 7:15
Login/explore/troubleshooting audio and video

7:15 - 7:30
Elgin-Skye McLaren Community Manager from Mozilla Hubs will give introduction to Hubs space.

7:30 - 7:45
Thomas Logan will present "Considerations for Inclusive Social VR"

7:45 - 8:00
Q&A with attendees

8:00 - 9:00
Breakout sessions in small groups to get to know each other in virtual reality.

Accessibility Details:
Mozilla Hubs holds weekly office hours that can be used to practice and gain an understanding of how to interact in Mozilla Hubs.
We will have CART provided by Mirabai Knight of White Coat Captioning and have the real time text translation displayed in Hubs.
We will have video streaming of the event to YouTube via a partnership with the Internet Society Accessibility SIG (a11ySIG).

If you are unable to join via Hubs, we encourage you to watch the stream on YouTube and ask questions. As we begin meeting regularly each month we will capture feedback on ways we can be more accessible and inclusive in virtual reality and start incorporating them into a set of Best Practices.

About Presentation:
XR technologies open the door to people with disabilities in ways rarely imagined before. Thomas Logan will provide best practices on how to create online immersive presentations that are accessible to people with disabilities. XR technologies have moved quickly, often avoiding the technologies that will ensure that all people can participate in a virtual environment. Learn how to ensure XR stays inclusive across all platforms.

Presenter Bio:
Thomas Logan has spent the past seventeen years assisting organizations to create technology solutions that work for people with disabilities. Over his career, Thomas has delivered projects for numerous federal, state and local government agencies as well as private sector organizations from startups to Fortune 500s. He is the owner of Equal Entry, whose mission is: "contributing to a more accessible world." He is also co-organizer of Accessibility New York, a monthly Meetup for people interested in topics related to accessibility and people with disabilities. Thomas lives in Tokyo, Japan.