As the NT’s Partner for Innovation 2017-2020, we brought our digital and immersive technology expertise to craft a one-of-a-kind solution. Leveraging user-centric design thinking, the Accenture Digital - Extended Reality team rapidly evolved and iterated an initial proof of concept: a solution using augmented reality smart caption glasses that rewrote the script for audience accessibility.
Working with the NT team, we continuously refined the smart caption glasses’ user interface, improving the experience throughout a year of rigorous testing, leading to the launch of this revolutionary captioning service in 2018. By displaying captions in real time on the glasses’ lenses, the audience can now see the dialogue in front of their eyes – from any seat in the house. And, using a discrete hand-held remote controller, the captions can be turned on and off or moved around the field of vision as needed.