Webinar: Unlocking the Potential of XR for Persons with Disabilities

How can extended reality (XR) technology – such as virtual and augmented reality – benefit persons with disabilities? This is the subject of our brand-new report, made possible by Meta. If you want to learn more, join our virtual release party on 1 March!

Over the past few years, XR has entered the mainstream. Whether through virtual reality gaming or augmented reality tools, immersive technologies now pop up in a variety of settings. The versatility of XR holds particular promise for persons with disabilities, with possible applications including assistive technology, rehabilitation and training.

But is that promise being realised? To find out, Meta asked Funka to map out the current state of disability related XR tech. Funka scoured the literature and gathered a wide range of examples, and also surveyed and interviewed experts and stakeholders from across the world. The result is our new report, New Realities: Unlocking the Potential of XR for Persons with Disabilities.

To mark the publication of the report, we’re throwing a virtual release party! Emil Gejrot, researcher at Funka and author of the report, will present key findings and thought-provoking examples. He’ll be joined on the digital stage by a panel of experts from different sectors.

The report: New Realities, pdf (645 kb), opens in new window

Don’t miss out – register for the event below

Date: 1 March, 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Place: Online (Zoom), you will receive an email with a link to the webinar.

Please check your spam folder if you have not received the email with the link.

We will provide live captions in English. Automatic translations of the captions into Swedish and other languages will also be available.

The webinar is free of charge, but you do need to register.

Registration is now closed.