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VR-based program for job seekers with disabilities Updated: 2021-09-27 07:17:43 KST

The man wearing a VR headset is trying a car-wash simulation program.
Hot steam comes out of the device in his hand when the lever is pulled,and the sensor shows the area that has been cleaned when he wipes the car with a special glove.
He even gets a word of advice from the program itself.

"Please wipe it gently."

At the end of the trial, the program evaluates how he did and gives feedback for improvement.
This VR program has recently emerged as a helpful tool for people with verbal or physical disabilities finding new jobs.

This is a learning program that is becoming popular amongst the disabled who aspire to make coffee as a profession.
Users can become familiar with the coffee-making process as the program includes tutorials on making different types of coffee-based beverages.
Five of its users from a disabled center in Daejeon have recently become certified baristas who work for a coffee chain.

"It felt like I was in a real coffee shop. I am more interested in becoming a barista because of VR."

Program developers say they added VR technology to the special job training exercise program.
It is easy to use and cater to jobseekers with different skill levels as users can choose the difficulty levels of each tutorial.

"We developed a job-training exercise service that offers practical support to the disabled using VR and AI-based content technology."

The simulation program will be expanded in fields showing higher employment rates of people with disabilities, and ten job training facilities will open in the near future.
Cho Sung-min, Arirang News.

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