Our goal is to increase empathy for people that are colorblind and work towards positive social change by creating an educational virtual reality (VR) game. In our VR game, there are multiple mini-game scenarios in which the player must complete an everyday task as someone who is colorblind, such as distinguishing between traffic light colors and cooking food. To test if the game had an effect on its players, a survey was conducted before and after they played the game. The survey consisted of various questions to gauge participants’ empathy towards others. Our desired outcome was to see that participants’ empathy levels toward colorblind individuals increased after playing. Looking forward, we plan to continue testing and gathering data to analyze whether this game successfully increased empathy. Furthermore, this approach can be applied to increase empathy for other disabilities as well.

Building Empathy for the Colorblind with Virtual Reality Poster