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Proposal for a new accessibility mode - The Driver Passenger Model

Level 4

Please watch my YouTube presentation which discusses this idea.  Apologies for using "text to speech".


The need:  My 93 year old mother has severe dementia.  Although she can wear an Oculus headset, due to her dementia there's no way she is able to actually understand or control the Oculus using either the Touch controllers or hand tracking. Even, if I take control of the touch controllers, and use casting to the TV it's still hard to take control of the quest while somebody else is wearing it. So there must be many people, who could benefit from the Oculus, but who simply aren't able to actually control it.


The Driver-Passenger model would be a special optional mode - in apps supporting it so that enabling two persons with Quest headsets to enter the app environment being linked together. The idea is for example that you have a DRIVER that basically takes charge of everything, for example a carer in a care home who knows how to use the Quest and a PASSENGER - for example my mother. The PASSENGER has for the most part a passive role once inside the VR world with maybe some limited ability for interaction depending on the nature of the app. Moving around is handled by the DRIVER.


The video explains this idea in detail along with challenges of implementation and much more.


Thank you Gilles,


please keep us posted.



Level 3

No answer yet ! I'm writing them a 2nd time ! 🙂

yes I agree - the full DriverPassenger model thing was - lets say - a stretch - plus required TWO headsets so yes - just transferring HUD and buttons/controls etc to the CAST screen is much more sensible and do-able really.

If you or others here haven't seen my HUD proposal here's a link to it.... 


I guess this HUD thread is the one w should maybe make more active  etc ?

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Level 4

wander is a quest app that offers a passive mode that I suspect is in the spirit of your driver passenger mode   . Are there others ? if so let me know and I will add them to the accessibility spreadsheet we are creating