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Co-creating Inclusive Interviews: VR technologies for job interview training of individuals on the autism spectrum and strategies for employers

Jevremovic, Mirjana (2021) Co-creating Inclusive Interviews: VR technologies for job interview training of individuals on the autism spectrum and strategies for employers. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Jevremovic, Mirjana
Abstract:

This paper reported on the research of how to use Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and Video Self-Modeling (VSM) techniques to structure job interviews so that individuals on the autism spectrum could more easily provide the information that employers seek. The paper also addressed the use of the same technologies for job interview training by informing the affordances of a different structure of behavioral interview questions. The participatory research comprised two phases, Phase 1: co-design development and deployment, and Phase 2: co-design evaluation and revision. It was rooted in an iterative and inclusive process that generated an app with a scaffolding sequence of behavioral interview questions to address different verbal abilities of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It resulted in the creation of strategies for employers such as the Inclusive Interview Guide for Employers and specific question inputs. This co-creative method generated technologies and procedures that could be used by individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as by employers, employment agencies, and ASD support programs. It demonstrated a process by which to communicate better with individuals on the autism spectrum.

Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlT1zDpjvL8
Date: 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive Interview, Autism, Virtual Reality, Job Interview Training, Video Self-Modeling
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 15:56
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:47
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3347

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