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Accessibility in virtual environments

How can you make sure that your virtual environment is accessible for all your users?

Dr. Gottfried Zimmermann, professor of Mobile User Interaction at Stuttgart Media University, will run two workshops for Aalto University members on accessibility in 360° virtual environments.
360-camera operated by Sofia Sevon and Taija Votkin in the Learning centre, photo by Valeria Azovskaya 2022

Two consecutive workshops will be run on January 16th (13:00-16:00) and January 20th (9:00-12:00) 2023. Join us for a comprehensive introduction to digital accessibility in 360° virtual environments!

These workshops will be suited for anyone willing to learn about accessibility of 360° virtual environments. Aalto staff and students are welcome to participate!

Workshop goals:

  • Learn about various user groups, the barriers they can experience on digital media, and the Assistive Technologies they use to overcome these barriers.
  • Understand the challenges and legal requirements concerning digital accessibility.
  • Find solutions to the most common accessibility challenges in authoring for 360° virtual environments.

Registration and workshop practicalities

Please register via the link to reserve your seat. It is recommended that you attend both workshops - on 16.1.23 (13:00-16:00) and 20.1.23 (9:00-12:00).

The workshops will be run in English. At each workshop we have 12 seats available. Please bring your own laptop with you. If you have any questions or have to cancel your participation please email us.

Workshop content:

portrait of Professor Gottfried Zimmermann.

About the workshops facilitator.

Dr. Gottfried Zimmermann is professor of mobile user interaction at the Stuttgart Media University, Germany. He is passionate for digital accessibility in research, teaching and standardisation.

Leading the Competence Center on Digital Accessibility at Stuttgart Media University, he is involved in various research projects on personalised user interfaces and "inclusive responsiveness". He is an ACM Senior Member, and author of numerous publications and international standards. He has been involved in a number of national and international research projects on digital accessibility, personalisation and eLearning.

Learn more about accessibility in Aalto and Online Hybrid Lab:

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Accessibility

Accessibility and diversity are the guiding principles of equality at Aalto University. Accessibility refers to convenience of use and access to education, research and related support services regardless of the diverse qualities of individuals.

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