Making Virtual Reality a Reality for Your Nonprofit
Discover how nonprofit organizations can leverage virtual reality (VR) technology as an innovative tool for marketing and risk management. Learn how virtual reality technology is changing the game for athletes with disabilities. Representatives from Disabled Sports USA will share how VR is used to as a tool to introduce activities to prospective participants in a non-intimidating manner, a means to support teaching individuals with disabilities, and a way to rehearse high-risk scenarios with staff and volunteers to enhance program safety. Leave this session ready to create your own virtual reality experiences using a simple cell phone and headset combo that will engage your community on a whole new level!
Target AudienceBoth inexperienced and experienced virtual reality (VR) users seeking a novel use of VR in marketing and risk management
Training & Education Program Specialist
Disabled Sports USA
Cayla Hammaker joined the Disabled Sports USA team in 2018 as a Training and Education Program Specialist. In this role, she supports Disabled Sports USA’s Adapt2Achieve program that provides training opportunities and resources to professionals in the adaptive sports field. Cayla graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Vermont. While in her third year, Cayla completed an internship with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports in addition to serving as a volunteer for on-campus groups serving individuals with disabilities. After graduating, Cayla worked as a program associate with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s adaptive sports program in Boston, Massachusetts prior to joining the Disabled Sports USA. Cayla currently has her Level I Adaptive Ski certification and enjoys volunteering with adaptive ski programs in the winter. In her free time, Cayla also enjoys traveling to new places, running with her dog, hiking in the mountains, and seeking new outdoors adventures.
Disabled Sports USA
Julianne has served as Program Manager for Disabled Sports USA’s training and education initiative, “Adapt2Achieve,” since 2016. She first discovered adaptive sport as a high school student volunteering at a therapeutic riding program. After completing a B.S. in psychology, Julianne pursued a career in equine assisted activities as a PATH International Advanced Registered Instructor. She also has extensive experience in volunteer management and piloted a mentor program to provide supported volunteer opportunities for adults with disabilities. Her idea of the perfect weekend is getting off the grid with friends and family to enjoy camping, fishing, and freedom from alarm clocks.