The complexity of autistic sensory experience and the significance of accessible sensory environments.
Alice Tennant, a PhD researcher, will explore what sensory experience is and how it differs for autistic people (and many others), presenting access barriers.
She will then consider and discuss how, with knowledge and understanding, sensory barriers can be managed, or mitigated, to facilitate fuller participation from autistic learners and staff at UU.
Alice is a PhD researcher at Ulster University, Belfast. Her work focuses on making sensory environments of daily-living activities known to autistic people.
Through human-centred design, inclusive, and participatory research she is exploring how sensory environments, and their various stimuli, can be measured, and presented, in accessible, interactive, and immersive formats; facilitating sensory preparedness.