Autism is the least understood and faces amongst the worst discrimination and marginalisation of almost any disability. It is regarded as an invisible disability.
Society at large just doesn’t understand why people who look normal act so differently, without that empathy and understanding there is judgement, exclusion, and legislative inaction.
The one million footsteps initiative is our solution.We believe that walking in another persons shoes provides comprehension and understanding and that can lead to empathy.
We are designing a Virtual Reality experience to simulate some common spectrum symptoms. Within the five minute experience users will navigate various simple tasks with and without having their cognitive, and visual responses manipulated to reflect these symptoms. We intend to take this experience into schools, colleges, executives in the private sector and to the public at large.
With a target of one million user experiences over the next ten years in the United Kingdom alone.