Sensory Supermarket event to help businesses make public spaces more inclusive for autistic people

August 26, 2022

It’s the first event of its kind and aims to show how spaces like these could be transformed to be more accessible.' As a result, people with sensory processing difficulties – around 5-17% of the population – may reduce the time they spend in these spaces or avoid them completely. Sensory Supermarket will help business leaders and staff understand what they can do differently, through an immersive supermarket experience, video presentations, poster boards, talks and more. As Oxford University research assistant Catherine Woolley explains: ‘We want to show how making small changes could help make public spaces more accessible for everyone.' In addition to raising awareness about sensory processing differences in autistic people, Sensory Street hope to inspire businesses, individuals, and urban development to create more accessible spaces in the future.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford