'Parallel Parks' Lets Those with Disabilities Explore Australia's Parks

 - Oct 23, 2017
References: newhorizons.org.au & newhorizons.org.au
No matter the nation, national parks are the greatest treasure that a country has to offer, and Parallel Parks is an initiative that hopes to bring those parks to the people who aren't able to experience them in person. The project, which is being funded by Australian well-being organization New Horizons, uses VR to help people with disabilities to see the wonders of Australia's national parks, offering three-dimensional experiences that people will be able to take part in no matter their physical limitation.

Parallel Parks plans to record footage from several of Australia's best known parks and landmarks, including Hamilton Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and Ayers Rock. Beyond the experiences themselves, New Horizons also hopes to open viewing stations so that people who don't have VR equipment can still see the experiences.