May 2017 Issue  Volume 18  Number 5

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear AccessWorld Editor,

I have been closely following developments in the areas of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). In fact, I recently wrote a paper on the topic for one of my Master's courses. I'm curious what AccessWorld's perspective and opinion are in how blind and visually impaired individuals may be able to gain access to this rapidly developing technology and how they might benefit. Might we see an article from AccessWorld on this topic? The prospect of VR and AR becoming a primary means for computer access, communications, social interactions, and entertainment is a real possibility and raises the importance of accessibility for blind and visually impaired individuals. Developments in spatial audio, haptic technology, and AI (artificial intelligence) have tremendous potential in helping our community gain access.

Best regards,
Michael Guajardo

Dear AccessWorld Editor,

My comment is regarding the new AccessWorld homepage layout. Pictures and videos for blind and visually impaired are a particularly unwelcome "improvement." This is just another additional frustration in our lives. What were you thinking?

Sincerely,
Marvin Eisenberg

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