Scene3D, a leading provider of virtual tours, is helping people with disabilities to explore access attractions, venues, and locations remotely. Their virtual tours are being explored as a way to bring new experiences to those who may not be fortunate enough to visit physically and to alleviate the anxiety that many feel when visiting a location for the first time. —
Using 3D Virtual Tours To Build Confidence
Although virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D scanning, and the metaverse have existed in some form since the 1990’s, recent improvements and innovations have opened new avenues in how remarkably beneficial these technologies can be, particularly to the disabled community. A great example is the recently commissioned virtual tour of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital facilities. This was created to help the parents of children who have special needs, such as autism, who feel more comfortable with a set routine. The virtual tour empowers the parents to provide reassurance by allowing their children to see where they will be going and then planning their visit together.
This approach was also developed by the live music and events space: OPEN in Norwich, who worked with a local company to create a 3D virtual tour of their entire venue. The team at OPEN hope to use this technology to encourage a more inclusive atmosphere where disabled visitors can confidently enjoy the venue’s variety of events. The 3D virtual tour is an easy and convenient way to see what kind of disabled access is available prior to visiting, making it simple for disabled people in the local community to plan their visit accordingly.
Bringing Experiences To Those Not Able To Go
With 52% of disabled people in the UK living with some form of mobility impairment, visiting an event or attraction, even one with fantastic disabled access, may simply not be possible for certain people. It is in these situations that virtual tours can be utilized to bring these experiences home.
Scene3D have worked with several museums, art galleries, healthcare centres, and heritage sites across the UK to help embrace this philosophy. By leveraging 3D scanning technology, Scene3D have found a way to let those less fortunate, have an experience and explore in a way that until very recently, would have seemed like science fiction.
The far-reaching implications of these new technologies, and the impact they could have on the lives of those living with disabilities, not just in the UK but across the world, have only just begun to be explored. With companies like Facebook now fully embracing the metaverse it is new innovations like these that will continue to bridge the gap towards a more inclusive and accessible life for everyone.
To find out more about 3D virtual tours, including the process, cost and how they can be utilised, please reach out to a member of the Scene3D team, the UK's virtual tour experts, at https://scene3d.co.uk/.
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