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Special Lecture at VKC on 09/11 – Design and Development of VR HMDs With/For Autistic Groups

Posted by on Thursday, September 7, 2023 in News, research and development.

Announcing a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Special Lecture: “Design and Development of VR HMDs With/For Autistic Groups; Examples of Applied Virtual Reality (VR) Led by Autistic Input and Feedback.” Presented by Dr. Nigel Newbutt, Ph.D.

When: Monday, September 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT
Where: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building (Virtual Option Available)

Nigel Newbutt, Ph.D., is an 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, which has worked centrally with autistic groups to explore their sensory and visual experiences of head-mounted displays. Finally, his talk will show how his fundamental research has led to working with autistic groups to better understand their preferences and how this has been articulated into practical and applied VR examples. Dr. Newbutt will conclude with thoughts and reflections on the need for greater inclusion of autistic groups in our research.

A limited number of boxed lunches will be available, first come, first served.

Register to attend in person here.

Click here to register for the Microsoft Teams link.