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  • Writer's pictureChristele Simeoni

Training people with disabilities: Immersive learning for inclusion

Training is a key element in working life, but for people with disabilities it can sometimes be hampered by challenges such as physical barriers, the need to adapt content, sensory limitations, lack of awareness, and cognitive challenges .

This is where immersive learning offers solutions by limiting physical obstacles, allowing personalized adaptation of content, taking into account different sensory abilities, raising awareness through realistic simulations, and adjusting the pace of training to meet diverse cognitive needs, providing innovative and inclusive learning opportunities.

It is also the opportunity to give a reverse experience to people without disabilities, simulate a disability to raise awareness of everyday obstacles and cause a gap between 2 universes.

Formation des personnes handicapées : L'immersive learning pour l'Inclusion
Formation des personnes handicapées : L'immersive learning pour l'Inclusion

Immersive Learning: A major innovation for inclusion

1. Improved accessibility

Immersive training uses virtual reality (VR) to create interactive learning environments. For people with disabilities, this means easier access to training scenarios tailored to their needs. For example, a training program can simulate everyday situations, allowing learners to practice and develop skills in a practical way.

2. Personalizing the learning experience

Each person is unique, and training needs can vary considerably. Immersive Learning enables deep personalization of the learning experience by creating realistic simulation environments but also through the interaction of the learner. Adjustments can be made in terms of interface, scenarios, and difficulty levels to meet the specific requirements of each learner with specific needs, strengths, and weaknesses.

3. Building Trust

Virtual environments offer a safe space for learners!

This is especially important for those who may experience apprehension or anxiety related to training. The immersive learning experience allows people with disabilities to develop their skills at their own pace, thus strengthening their self-confidence, and this is really important for the acquisition of skills and the commitment of a person in business, someone else…

Digital Twins: A Window to Inclusion

Digital twins are virtual replicas of known or unknown objects, processes or digital exchange worlds. This technology offers significant benefits for the training of people with disabilities.

1. Customized Adaptation

Digital twins create virtual avatars that reflect the specific characteristics of learners with disabilities. These avatars can be adapted to simulate real-life situations, providing a highly personalized learning experience.

2. Realistic simulations

Simulations based on digital twins can reproduce real-world scenarios, providing practical and realistic training. For example, a learner may interact with professional or social situations in a virtual environment before meeting them in reality.

3. Improved empathy and awareness

The use of digital twins can also help raise awareness of the specific challenges faced by people with disabilities. By creating realistic simulations, immersive learning promotes empathy and understanding, creating inclusive learning environments.

Formation des personnes handicapées : L'immersive learning pour l'Inclusion
Formation des personnes handicapées : L'immersive learning pour l'Inclusion

Innovation at the Service of Inclusion

VR training and digital twins represent an innovation in the field of training, offering unique opportunities for the inclusion of people with disabilities. With accessible, customizable and secure virtual environments, this revolutionary approach paves the way for more effective and equitable learning for all. By investing in these technologies, we are also investing in a future where everyone, regardless of their abilities, has the opportunity to flourish and contribute fully to society.

Digital immersion thus becomes a powerful catalyst for inclusion...


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