Welcome to Aalto! 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.
Accessibility in virtual environments
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.
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!
- 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.
This workshop will introduce the topic of digital accessibility. It will present the variety of user needs, the barriers that can occur with electronic media, and demonstrate some of the Assistive Technologies that are used to overcome barriers.
This workshop will be interactive – please be prepared to be actively engaged.
This follow-up workshop will present and demonstrate some of the barriers that can occur in today’s 360-degree environments such as Thinglink and 3DVista. Guidelines and work-arounds for creators will be shown and jointly practiced to circumvent the barriers.
This workshop will be interactive – please bring your own laptop if available.
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.