Extended Reality & Mental Health Support

Did you know that your employees may already use extended reality (XR) tools for mental health support? Virtual, augmented and mixed reality (collectively known as XR) tools have many applications. Popular examples range from gaming to helping medical professionals train for complex procedures. However, as more experiences are created for XR technologies, mental health assessment and [...]

2022-05-03T13:49:48+00:00Published: May 2nd, 2022|Tags: , , |

What’s Happening in Inclusive XR

The PEAT team recently participated in the ITIF Policy Forum and the inaugural XRA Limitless Futures conference. At these events, we shared thought leadership and resources surrounding inclusive extended reality (XR) in the workplace. While there are many areas to pay attention to when it comes to inclusive XR, three key takeaways stand out. […]

2022-05-03T17:15:08+00:00Published: January 4th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Podcast: Captioning the XR-Infused Workplace

Christopher Patnoe, Head of Accessibility and Inclusion for EMEA at Google, shares his perspectives on emerging issues in accessible technology. He delves into hot topics, including how to handle immersive captioning in virtual reality and the need to recognize that traditional accommodations may not be the optimum solution for hybrid workplaces. […]

2021-12-15T16:09:13+00:00Published: November 23rd, 2021|Tags: , |

AI & Disability Inclusion Toolkit

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly in recent years, moving from Research & Development (R&D) labs and startups into broader use. Organizations are using AI to screen job candidates, streamline the application process, monitor employee actions, and provide employee training. When not designed and implemented to consider diverse users, AI technologies can increase the risk of workplace discrimination, including for people with disabilities.

2022-03-03T13:33:27+00:00Published: June 10th, 2021|Tags: , |

A Future Where XR is Born Accessible

The Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology Initiatives In 2020, PEAT published the Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology Initiatives. The Playbook is a blueprint for anyone seeking to launch a successful initiative to drive the development of emerging technologies that are accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. The recommendations in the Playbook are based [...]

2022-03-04T14:58:54+00:00Published: December 22nd, 2020|Tags: , |