School of Computing


VERITAS - Virtual and Augmented Environments to Achieve Embedded Accessibility Designs

We are developing an user-centred design methodology, a multi-sensor platform, and interaction tools to simulate various cognitive impairments as part of the an integrated attempt to use virtual reality tools to support accessible design. VERITAS aims to develop, validate and assess tools for built-in accessibility support at all stages of ICT and non-ICT product development, including specification, design, development and testing. The goal is to introduce simulation- based and virtual reality testing at all stages of assistive technologies product design and development into the automotive, smart living spaces, (buildings, construction, amp; domotics), workplace and infotainment applications areas. The goal is to ensure that future products and services are being systematically designed for all people including those with disabilities and functional limitations as well as older people.