Adaptive Accessible AR/VR Systems
PubDate: Jan 2021
Teams: Indian Institute of Science；University of Barcelona；Microsoft Research；University of Maryland；University of Cambridge
Writers: Pradipta Biswas, Pilar Orero, Manohar Swaminathan, Kavita Krishnaswamy, Peter Robinson
Augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies offer new ways of interacting with digital media. However, such technologies are not well explored for people with different ranges of abilities beyond a few specific navigation and gaming applications. While new standardization activities are investigating accessibility issues with existing AR/VR systems, commercial systems are still confined to specialized hardware and software limiting their widespread adoption among people with disabilities as well as seniors. This proposal takes a novel approach by exploring the application of user model-based personalization for AR/VR systems to improve accessibility. The workshop will be organized by experienced researchers in the field of human computer interaction, robotics control, assistive technology, and AR/VR systems, and will consist of peer reviewed papers and hands-on demonstrations. Keynote speeches and demonstrations will cover latest accessibility research at Microsoft, Google, Verizon and leading universities.