News and Updates

Virtual Reality Technologies for People with Autism

VIRTAUT - News and Updates

July 2012

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

July 2011

SMARTlab seminar - update on research project presented

June 2011

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]

May 2011

VirtAut / Nigel Newbutt shortlisted for UnLtd / HEFCE aware in the "Outstanding teaching staff social entrepreneur" category

April 2011

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.

March 2011

Links with 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 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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