Disabled people can have the same experiences as everyone else by using the Metaverse, without having to worry about the barriers that come with physical disabilities.
According to Brunel University researchers, the Metaverse has the potential to improve the lives of disabled people by:
LIFE IN SOCIETY
Even traditional social media has many advantages for disabled people, and the Metaverse will only amplify these advantages. It has the potential to assist disabled people in making friends, finding romantic partners, and socialising without having to be concerned about their physical limitations.
LIFE IN EDUCATION
Remote learning has grown in popularity in recent years, but the Metaverse has the potential to take it to the next level.
Immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) can provide disabled people with access to higher education that is engaging and does not require physical attendance.
LIFE IN WORKSPACE
We can adapt to new ways of working in a matter of days as humans. The pandemic demonstrated this. Almost 85% of people across generations see themselves doing a significant portion of their work in the Metaverse.
This is good news for disabled people because it means they can work and earn an income regardless of their physical abilities.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE
It has the potential to democratise opportunity by giving disabled people the same social, economic, and educational opportunities as everyone else. This is just the start of how the Metaverse can assist disabled people.
As technology advances, we will see an increasing number of ways in which it can improve their lives.