STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : Accessibility and Mixed Reality


Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Accessibility and Mixed Reality

As per Gartner, by 2023, the number of differently abled people employed will triple due to AI and emerging technologies, reducing barriers to access. Artificial intelligence (AI),Augmented Reality(AR),Virtual Reality(VR) and other emerging technologies have made work more accessible for differently-abled people. Many of us are quite aware of such immersive technologies and how these technologies are changing businesses and human lives. In addition to this, there is one special area where AR/VR could be quite useful, and this area is Accessibility. We will discuss few use cases on how this technology can help people with special abilities and how engineers can make the right changes and align their applications to different accessibility standards and will discuss testing challenges involved. We will also try to help and understand the importance of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and how it will help improve quality of life for everyone including specially abled people Value for audience: As testers, we need to gear up with this technology. Understand all the ins and outs of this new domain and start exploring this technology in the wild open world. We must also understand the testing challenges involved while testing Mixed Reality solutions. Another important aspect for testers will be to develop efficient testing approaches for Mixed Reality platforms.

Nandan Chhabra

Nandan Chhabra is a technology enthusiast at heart who likes to explore new technologies. Professionally, he has over 8 years of industry experience in SDLC and STLC. Has worked on different development methodologies like Agile, Waterfall and Kanban. Currently working as a Lead, QA Automation, and providing automated solutions covering both UI and API automation. He has exposure to both BDD and TDD testing methodologies and adequate knowledge of various testing tools and programming languages. Out of interests, he has been following Augmented Reality development from quite some years now. He likes to make hypothesis on where this technology is heading and how we can leverage them in our daily lives. He has also presented his papers on the same in different global spaces. He's a passionate photographer and loves to play around with gadgets.