Virtual reality or VR has revolutionized the disability support sector by providing people with disabilities learning and skills development opportunities. For people living with different disabilities, it is not easy to interact with the everyday environment and go about tasks that we take for granted such as handling money or catching public transport. VR technology provides a virtual environment by simulating real life situations and environments to people living with disabilities, enabling them to engage and understand an environment that may be unfamiliar to them.
But it’s not just people living with disabilities that are benefiting from the this technology; disability support staff across various organisations are now employing VR technology to train for potential high risk situations which they can practice responding to in simulated and virtual environments.
Endeavour Foundation is one of the many organisations that has been using VR technology to help support patients who have intellectual disabilities.