Virtual Travel Training for People with Learning Disabilities Accessing Employment Including the Introduction to the Special Thematic Session “Virtual Reality”

  • N. Shopland
  • J. Lewis
  • D. J. Brown
  • H. M. Powell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2398)

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to develop a Virtual Learning Environment to assist in the travel training of a group of people with learning disabilities to enable them to gain access to training and employment opportunities. To achieve this a realistic Virtual Travel in Sutton Package will be developed to assist people with special needs to learn independent travel skills, and to assess the effectiveness of the software in achieving this aim.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Shopland
    • 1
  • J. Lewis
    • 1
  • D. J. Brown
    • 1
  • H. M. Powell
    • 1
  1. 1.Interactive Systems Research Group, The Department of Computing and MathematicsThe Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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