After four months of testing and workshops at MIT, Tribeca Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest, the WebVR Starter Kit has proven to be an effective tool for both prototyping and teaching VR and proving that virtual reality can be accessible to anyone with minimal computing resources.

We’re still developing the software, and we’ve added some new features, like text and video. Check out this example using 3D 360-degree video along with live-generated text for subtitles.

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Brian Chirls is the Digital Technology Fellow at POV, developing digital tools for documentary filmmakers, journalists and other nonfiction media-makers. The position is a first for POV and is funded as part of a $250,000 grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Follow him on Twitter @bchirls and GitHub.