Better understand disabilities through simulation
Disability is the limitation of the possibilities of interaction of an individual with his environment, leading to psychological, intellectual, social or physical difficulties. Disability is first thought of as relating to a deficiency causing disability then it is redefined relative to an inequality of means, incorporating the idea that "interventions intended to remove environmental and social obstacles are necessary".
The term “handicap” has thus acquired, in addition to the medical aspect, a social dimension, and it refers to the difficulties of the so-called “disabled person” faced with a given environment in terms of accessibility, expression, understanding or apprehension. The level of disability, that is to say the extent of activity and participation limitations, is thus variable depending on societal, human, technical and legal contexts.
Disability affects 80 million people in Europe and 650 million worldwide. The prevalence of disability in 54 countries of the WHO study is estimated at 15% of the world population, and in 80% of cases it is invisible disabilities. Only 10% of people with disabilities have tools to help them in their daily lives.
By simulating various disabilities, we allow us to better feel and better understand a certain number of the difficulties that people with reduced mobility encounter in their daily lives in order to improve their living conditions.