The acceleration of R&D investments and innovations in immersive technologies raise the question of how Extended Reality (XR) applications may benefit Persons with Disabilities for work, education and inclusive entertainment and which accessibility challenges should be considered. This panel will examine the rapid expansion of those solutions and hear perspectives from XR leaders on what to expect.

Session Chair: Larry Goldberg, Head of Accessibility, Yahoo

Panelists:

  • Chris Hainsworth, Founder of Blind Burners and CFO, The Games
  • Wendy Dannels, Associate Professor, RIT and Principal Community Member of W3C’s Immersive Caption Community Group
  • Regine Gilbert, Assistant Professor, New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering and key member of the XR Access Initiative

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