Vilnius Academy of Arts

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Kitonas – Virtual reality simulation for public empathy

Kitonas is a VR platform designed to help users better understand and relate to people with disabilities.

Due to lack of engagement, many people do not know how to behave around people with disabilities, conveying feelings of embarrassment or pity that are neither warranted nor helpful. Kitonas allows users to share the experiences of a wheelchair user first hand, navigating their way through a VR landscape with a number of day-to-day obstacles. The VR world is populated with various other people with disabilities, providing a better understanding of these active and friendly communities and refuting existing negative stereotypes.

Vilnius Academy of Arts

WEBSITE

www.vda.lt/en/

Kitonas – Virtual reality simulation for public empathy

Kitonas is a VR platform designed to help users better understand and relate to people with disabilities.

Due to lack of engagement, many people do not know how to behave around people with disabilities, conveying feelings of embarrassment or pity that are neither warranted nor helpful. Kitonas allows users to share the experiences of a wheelchair user first hand, navigating their way through a VR landscape with a number of day-to-day obstacles. The VR world is populated with various other people with disabilities, providing a better understanding of these active and friendly communities and refuting existing negative stereotypes.

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