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Assistive Technology: Oculus Quest

What is Assistive Technology? 

Assistive technology (AT) is any device, software, or equipment that is used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a person with a disability, including a learning difference. Technologies include hardware, or physical technologies that are kept on-site at our AT Studio, and software, or technology available via a computer that can potentially be used from home. To learn more about why and how LDS uses AT, head to our AT webpage.

What does the Oculus Quest do?

At LDS we are always looking for engaging ways to instruct our students, including the use of innovative technology. The newest addition to our AT studio, the Oculus Quest is a cutting-edge, allinone, virtual reality headset. LDS staff and instructors are developing ways to use virtual reality to help students visualize and learn about history, math, science, and culture in an unprecedented fashion. 

Oculus Quest features:

  • Engaging gameplay
  • Learning through fun

How can my child access Oculus Quest?

We offer the Oculus Quest as part of our AT Studio, a space dedicated to the collaborative use of leadingedge AT to help our students with learning differences. To learn more about how your child can benefit, email our AT Manager at AT@ldsociety.ca.

—Rie 

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Rie Stadnichuk (she/her) is the Digital Communications Specialist at LDS. A recent graduate from Simon Fraser University with a Communications and Economics degree, she hopes to use this opportunity as a way of exploring meaningful work in the field. She is passionate about social issues and creating environments of inclusivity and open dialogue. Rie graciously lives and works on the unceded territory of the Syilx people.