Virtual Reality, Disability and Inclusive Design

Date of webinar: 
26 Jan 2017

Google Cardboard is a low cost VR headset that helped kickstart interest in the technologyBuilding on Google's low cost Cardboard headsets, as well as big ticket names such as Oculus Rift and Microsoft's Hololens, Virtual Reality (VR) has quickly moved from geeky buzzword to mainstream technology. It is already widely used by estate agents, holiday companies and many other commercial applications - but what can it do for disabled people?

  • Free Webinar: Virtual Reality, Disability and Inclusive Design
  • 1pm, Thursday 26 January 2017
  • Recording available below

Senior Accessibility Consultant at AbilityNet, Raphael Clegg-Vinell offers a begunner's guide to VR and looks at some of the ways it could transform the lives of people with disabilities.

It's already being used by people with visual impairments, strokes and dementia and could have life-changing possibilities for people with many other disabilities.

The webinar will be of interest to anyone with an interest in how technology can help people with disabilities, as well as anyone developing VR applications. It does not require any existing knowledge of VR.

More about VR and disability

Upcoming Webinars

13:00 Thu 26 Sep 2019

This webinar provides an update on how Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations are being implemented by universities and other HE (higher education) institutions. This is part of a series of free webinars we are hosting to support you on your journey to compliance.

13:00 Thu 17 Oct 2019

Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people to secure a role, according to research from disability charity Scope.*

And the unemployment rate for disabled people aged 16-64 is 8% compared with 3.3% for non-disabled people. **