Virtual Reality Technologies for People with Autism
Poster reporting data from VIRTAUT to be presented at the 1st conference of IT and Autism (ITASD)
Link to final poster [link]
7th June 2012
Some findings and details of representations in world presented at the 2nd Irish Game-based Learning symposim
Link to abstract [link]
11th November 2011 - VIRTAUT information and findings presented at NAS Reserch Event
SMARTlab seminar - update on research project presented
16th June - WE WON the UnLtd / HEFCE award! What recognition for the project. As the UnLtd CEO put it: "The Recognition Awards are a fantastic showcase of social entrepreneurs who have worked tirelessly to create positive social change whilst also working studying or working as part of a HEI" More details here .... [link]
VirtAut / Nigel Newbutt shortlisted for UnLtd / HEFCE aware in the "Outstanding teaching staff social entrepreneur" category
VirtAut interviewed by CBS, with a view to contributing to a TV programme to be aired in the 'fall' -- September 2011 -- watch this space.
VirtAut project nominated for an UnLtd award - "Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award - Teaching Staff". If we are lucky might even be shortlisted and win...! Updates as they come in.
Links with Hao2.eu established - we will be working together to create and evaluate virtual worlds by and with users on the autism spectrum - very exciting times ahead!
20th March 2011
Phase one of the island VirtAut underway - some pictures and video can be seen on the project details link.
24th Feb 2011
virtaut.co.uk launched, well designed in a very basic way and hosted!
12th Feb - 18th Feb 2011
SMARTlab seminar. The first at UCD, since moving from UEL. Supervision and loads of great presentations / work on show.
9th Feb 2011
Got virtual world up and running on eight laptops at Linden Bridge - great news and a huge step forward
2nd Feb 2011
Been asked by one of my supervisors to contribute some of my work to a book chapter she is co-editing - very exciting. Great to be getting such good experience and opportunities - just hope some of my work gets used!
9th Nov 2010
A review of this project appears on: H810: Accessibility
8th Nov 2010
Nigel presented at the British Computer Society (BCS). The use of virtual environments for people with autism: a brief review. See more here...[link..]
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