A better appreciation of challenges

Robotics and Cybernetics MEng students took part in an experiential learning session last Friday. In their feedback, the students indicated that the session gave them a better appreciation of some of the challenges faced by older adults and/or people with disabilities, and that it encouraged them to think about the inclusivity of products and services.

Student wearing an ageing suit using a kiosk

This student noted that he was able to read the screen of the top-up kiosk without difficulty, but that the labels stuck on to the machine were more difficult to see.

Student in a wheelchair stuck on a curb

This curb was lowered, but there was still enough of a difference in the levels to get stuck.

A student in an ageing simulation suit and a student in a wheelchair stopped at a crosswalk

Contemplating the distance to the students’ union via two different routes.

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