Through this work individuals with intellectual disabilities will become creators and owners of interactive artifacts aligning with the mantra of “nothing about us without us.” The objective is to develop an understanding of how adult individuals with intellectual disabilities, who are transitioning from high school to work, can be self-advocates through development of extended reality (XR) and other multimedia presentations. Working with a team of teachers, para-professionals, practicum students (from a special education program at a nearby university), and the researchers, transitioning individuals will create presentations that are both a demonstration of their experiences and training tools for others using public transportation and engaging in job training.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Participants will be introduced to a unique way of demonstrating and promoting self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities
- Presenters will encourage participants to expand their thinking about how technologies can be used by and for individuals with disabilities
- Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm about how the use and creation of XR can support individuals with whom they are working