Thanks to Oculus who made their announcement last week, 90 public libraries throughout the state of California will be supplied with Rifts and Oculus-ready PCs. This marks another step in the virtual reality industry to mainstream the technology for educational opportunities within diverse communities. Oculus Education program manager Cindy Ball explains, “Public libraries provide safe, supportive environments that are available and welcoming to everyone.” Choosing California as the staging area for this VR pilot program was to reach a variety of different class, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and physical ability. That is, anyone who can get a library card can access the virtual reality technology in the California pilot libraries.
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