What could virtual and augmented reality be used for for people with visual impairments? Here are a few ideas inspired by the conference on virtual reality as part of the VR4VIP project of the Aid Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austria. Especially the integration into the labour market is difficult for visually impaired people. It is therefore imperative that this target group will be introduced to the new digital technology in order to be competitive on the labour market. However, in order to educate and train the target group adequately, the educational staff must be qualified accordingly.
In the context of vocational training and education of people with visual impairments, VR and AR systems are not in the focus yet. The VR4VIP project aims to change this situation by exploring suggestions for the meaningful and effective use of these technologies in the education of visually impaired people. Existing systems and solutions as well as best practice examples will be investigated.