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The REBUILD project at CHI2021 Conference


REBUILD partner UAB and Prof. Pilar Orero was co-lead a workshop under the title “Adaptive Accessible AR/VR Systems” in the framework of CHI 2021 online conference, presenting the ways to succeed the engaging through AR/VR systems and Immersive Accessibility.

CHI is an annual conference, for the global HCI community, where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. Our theme encourages authors and delegates to make waves as they feature the latest discoveries and advances in HCI and shake up the existing state of affairs. And to think of CHI as a platform to combine strengths of different people from different perspectives. This gives rise to our CHI 2021 theme "Making Waves, Combining Strengths".

The workshop CHI 2021- Adaptive Accessible AR/VR Systems

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 still confined to specialized hardware and software limiting their widespread adoption among people with disabilities.

This workshop takes a novel approach by exploring the application of user model-based personalization for AR/VR systems. 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.

The aims of the event:

  • Disseminate knowledge on accessibility services available for AR/VR/MR systems
  • Identify gaps in state-of-the-art of immersive media with respect to accessibility
  • Enhance usability of immersive media
  • Identify new applications for immersive media (e.g. Human Robot Interaction for rehabilitation, remote monitoring and control of semi-autonomous vehicles and so on)
  • Extend applications of user modelling and interface personalization to immersive media

REBUILD partner UAB and Prof. Pilar Orero presented the ways to succeed the engaging through AR/VR systems and Immersive Accessibility and Accessibility Services such as Translation Subtitles, live subtitles, etc. Audio description Sign language interpreting Easy to X Clean Audio Slow reproduction Colour blind etc.

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Rebuild project
European project
This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
grant agreement No 822215.