Extended Reality (XR) Community of Practice (CTE7511)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Location: Online (MS Teams)


XR Community of Practice: Extended Reality Technologies and Accessibility

Extended Reality (XR) technologies have great potential for enhancing teaching and learning, and are already being deployed in some courses at Waterloo. However, there are challenges with XR technologies, including those pertaining to accessibility. In this session, representatives from the Centre for Teaching Excellence, the Centre for Extended Learning, the School of Computer Science, and Human Rights Equity & Inclusion will present on various aspects of accessibility as they pertain to the use of XR technologies in teaching and learning. Although this session is part of Waterloo's XR Community of Practice, everyone is welcome to attend. 


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.