- People predicted that v30 is the new 20
- Two additional features: Color Correction and Raise View
- Gift for the people who can’t stand long or not at all
The makers of the popular virtual reality headsets Oculus announced multitasking accessibility improvements on VR Headsets in a blog that was published on 17th June 2021. The update brings the device’s software update to version 30.
Some experts predicted that v30 is the new 20. With this update, there are some long awaited new features have also been included- microphone swapping, a more powerful multitasking experience for the people who love to use every inch of their digital space. And a bigger update for owners of original Quest can enable Air Link with v30 update.
Addition of two New Features
The inclusion of a new Accessibility tab in the Oculus’s setting menu can be seen with this update. Now users can make changes like changing the font size. Oculus has also added two new features: Color Correction and Raise View.
The color correction feature helps to modify colors for people who have color blindness. There are three options to choose from: Deuteranomaly (green-red), Protanomaly (red-green), and Tritanomaly (blue-yellow).
For the Raise View feature, Oculus explained that “This the most requested feature by the users.” It enables the experience of VR from a “standing” vantage point even when they’re physically sitting. The feature works by raising the viewable height by 16 inches in supported apps. The increased height is a gift for people who cannot stand long or not at all like people who are on wheelchairs.
VR is the Future of Computing
With the Raise View feature, Oculus explained that it was an oft-requested functionality; hence this is officially an “experimented” feature for time being. The company noted all the feedbacks from users on how well it works.
The comments and feedbacks turns to be in favor for the company. All told, the accessibility enhancements in the v30 update has shown good faith in disabled users. “We believe VR is the future of computing, and we’re invested in building that future for everyone,” they said.