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XR user accessibility draft open for public comment

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) working group recently published its first public working draft of the XR Accessibility User Requirements (XAUR). XR is an umbrella term to cover immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality.

F2L spoke with digital access specialist Dr Scott Hollier, who is a speaker at the ATSA Expo Perth in October, about XR.

The W3C was founded in 1994 by English engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee with an aim to develop web standards, the code behind web browsers to ensure the web works correctly. WAI was founded shortly after when it was realised that assistive technology (AT) products used by people with disability, such as screen readers, didn’t work on the emerging web.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2020, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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