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POSTPONED: VKC Special Lecture: "Design and Development of VR HMDs for Autistic Groups; Examples of Applied VR Led by Autistic Input and Feedback"

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM

Location: OMC 241 and online


**POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING SEVERE WEATHER IN FLORIDA -- WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE**
VKC Special Lecture: Design and Development of VR HMDs for Autistic Groups; Examples of Applied VR Led by Autistic Input and Feedback
Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:10-5:10 p.m. CT

Presented by Nigel Newbutt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, Equitable Learning Technology Lab (ELTL) in the Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies, University of Florida

In this talk, Dr. Newbutt will cover a brief history and contextual overview of virtual reality used with, by and for autistic groups. He will also discuss results from his research that has worked centrally with autistic groups to explore their sensory and visual experiences of head-mounted displays. Finally, his talk will provide examples of how his fundamental research has led to working with autistic groups to understand their preferences and ways this has articulated into practical applied VR for these groups. He will conclude with thoughts and reflections on the need for greater inclusion of autistic groups in our research.

Please register to attend this lecture in-person using the link above. There is a virtual option as well. Click here to register for the Zoom link.


For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).