What is it about?

Despite the proliferation of Blockchain Metaverse projects, the inclusion of physically disabled individuals in the Metaverse remains distant, with limited standards and regulations in place. The article proposes a concept of the Metaverse that leverages emerging technologies, to enable greater engagement of disabled creatives. The research study presents a new framework for integrating new technologies in existing Metaverses, resulting with a stronger accessibility and inclusiveness of the Metaverse. This creates a new understanding on how new technologies can be used for disability discrimination prevention and early understanding of disability requirements. We also highlighted normative constraints and the need for further reflection and weighing to avoid dystopian futures for the physically disabled in relation to the Metaverse.

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Why is it important?

This article addresses a global challenge related to helping disabled people operate in the modern society, targeting new and emerging technologies, and enabling early understanding of required actions for inclusiveness of people with disabilities in the Metaverse.


This study highlighted that new information and communication technologies needs to embrace accessibility and inclusiveness, especially for disabled users and content creators in the Metaverse. Much more emphasis on the people and community side is needed to create a stronger case that the Metaverse is supporting disabled people and artists.

Dr Petar Radanliev
University of Oxford

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This page is a summary of: Accessibility and inclusiveness of new information and communication technologies for disabled users and content creators in the Metaverse, Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology, August 2023, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2023.2241882.
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