Virtual reality

Dementia in Africa: Virtual reality app aims to break stigma
Virtual reality app aims to improve the quality of life and care for Africans living with dementia.
"It's surreal": 80-year-old Ted tries virtual reality for first time
Pensioner Ted Waight gives his verdict on an immersive virtual reality exhibit which takes viewers inside one of the world's biggest trees.

Exploring Barriers in VR - Jamie Knight + Lion

Jamie Knight

Senior Research Engineer, BBC UX&D Accessibility

It could have been Lion that asked the question in the first place.

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Jamie Knight + Lion share the latest on their research on access barriers to VR.

Exploring Barriers in VR - Jamie Knight + Lion

Jamie Knight + Lion share the latest on their research on access barriers to VR.
Jamie Knight + Lion, Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC, share the latest on their research on access barriers to Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality.

Is VR porn cheating?

The technology of the future and its moral implications.

VR take up

Jamie Knight

Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC

A graphic we found in The Blue Room (a place where the BBC demonstrates emerging technologies to often bewildered passers-by) showing the take up of Virtual Reality.

But is it an inclusive technology? Can it be made to be?

A graph showing the dramatic rise in Virtual Reality take up over the last 4 years, from 0.8 billion dollars, to 16 point 3 billion.
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A pair of hand held controllers for an interactive virtual reality experience
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Hand-held controllers for an interactive virtual reality experience

Jamie Knight and Lion, Creating a VR Accessibility Data Set

Jamie Knight

Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC

Jamie @spacedoutsmiles is an autistic accessibility specialist, his day job is helping teams to ensure our apps and services provide a great experience for all out users.

At BBAAD17 Jamie presented a quick walk through of his model for cognitive accessibility and how he applies it in the digital and physical world.Today his presentation outlines an approach to Virtual Reality.

Jamie Knight wearing some impressive headphones accompanied by Lion. Lion is a great help to Jamie and his work, but can be distracted by antelopes.
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Jamie Knight and Lion
Quote: Our goal is to make sure our websites, apps and services don't disable people
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