Are you a person with a disability
who uses virtual reality?
In partnership with Lucasfilm ILMxLAB, the Disability Visibility Project™ is conducting an online survey for people with disabilities about VR (virtual reality). ILMxLAB is a division of Lucasfilm focusing on the creation of immersive entertainment combining the talents of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound.
The survey will cover the following topics:
- User experiences of VR.
- Accessibility issues with VR.
- Ideas/thoughts about VR for people with disabilities.
- The survey also includes questions about a VR experience by Lucasfilm, “Trials on Tatooine.” You do not have to try this experience in order to participate in the survey.
The creators from ILMxLAB will present the results of the survey at the Virtual Reality Developers Conference 2017 (VRDC) and share them with the VR developer community.
Deadline to participate in this online survey:
January 31, 2017
Share Your Photos!
If you want to share photos of you using VR, please send them to: DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com
These images may be used by Lucasfilm in presentations and other media.
Alice Wong, Research Consultant, Disability Visibility Project™
Image courtesy of Lucasfilm
Image description: Illustration from a Lucasfilm ILMxLAB virtual reality experience, “Trials on Tatooine.” The image shows in the character R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe in the lower-right side of the image in the foreground. R2-D2 is a droid with white and blue markings including a camera and several other tools and sensors on the upper part of its body. In the background is the Tatooine, a fictional desert planet from the Star Wars universe. The background shows several rocky formations, a pale sky with scattered clouds and two suns low to the horizon.
Image description from above Tweet: Screenshot of a Tweet by @SFdirewolf at 3:28 AM – 27 Dec 2016 featuring an image of a wheelchair user wearing a Darth Vader mask and holding a red light saber. Behind her is a desk with a laptop and assorted books and materials. The red light saber is illuminated and she is holding it upright with two hands. Text below the image: “I would LOVE to force-choke someone as Darth Vader in a #VR experience. A girl can dream. #a11y #VRaccess“