Celebrating 100 VR Stories: Bryan Garaventa

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Bryan Garaventa, Principal Accessibility Architect, Level Access

Tell us about you?

When I was in high school, after losing my sight shortly before, DOR helped provide me with the resources to learn braille and to live successfully as a blind person … while attending Notre Dame de Namur University, DOR was of great help in providing critical accessibility hardware to aid my education. … Since that time, I have become Principal Accessibility Architect at Level Access … I founded WhatSock.com and have developed numerous accessibility related training materials and development resources for engineers and higher education academics. I have been specializing in Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) research and development for over ten years and have been working in accessible development for over twenty years.

How have VR Services impacted you?

My work in the field of accessibility allows me to have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. I would not have been able to accomplish this without access to the tools and resources necessary for making this happen at an early age.

What does 100 years of VR mean to you?

In 100 years, it should never be forgotten how much we have achieved together in such a short amount of time.