The possibility and importance of immersive technologies during COVID-19 for autistic people

Giuseppe Riva, Nigel Newbutt, Matthew M. Schmidt, Carla Schmidt

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify three key areas where autistic people may find themselves impacted through COVID-19, namely, education; employment; and anxiety. Design/methodology/approach: This paper provides some views based on the extensive experience of using immersive technologies for the utilisation and application with autistic groups during COVID-19. Findings: This paper offers some examples of immersive technology application that might be helpful for practitioners, services and others to consider in overcoming possible challenges faced by people with autism. Originality/value: This opinion piece offers expert insights to the role immersive technologies and virtual reality might play during COVID-19 in the lives of autistic groups.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)187-199
Numero di pagine13
RivistaJournal of Enabling Technologies
Volume14
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Autistic
  • COVID-19
  • Enabling technology
  • Immersive technology
  • Virtual reality

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