VR, or virtual reality, is still in its infant stages of development. Most use head-strapped gear, such as a headset, which track the movement of your body as you walk around.
A lot of VR’s benefits are visual, or so most would believe. Dolby, however, thinks otherwise. While they are well known for high-end audio systems, they are making an entry into this new market through a multitude of Android apps in partnership with Jaunt Inc. These previews are meant to simulate virtual reality environments, offering an immersive experience even for those who are blind.
Join us in this podcast as we explore two of these apps. To download them yourself or any of the other trailers, visit the Google Play developer page for Jaunt Inc.
Please note that in order to use them with talkback, you must first suspend speech after starting your desired app. Once this is done, you can tap near the top / center half of the screen in landscape mode to find the start button. Don’t worry, going back to your home screen is difficult, unless you tap near the bottom. Hold the phone with the home button facing to the right.