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Marketplace Features VITA, ICT’s Virtual Reality Job Interview Trainer

May 4, 2015

Marketplace featured ICT’s Virtual Interactive Training Agent, or VITA, and an interview with Skip Rizzo.

The project was developed in partnership with the Dan Marino Foundation and aims to help people on the autism spectrum navigate a job interview.

“We can set them to have three different behavioral dispositions. They can be that really nice, light-touch job interviewer, the neutral interviewer or the real stress interviewer…,” Rizzo said. “We can have people practice how they will respond to these types of characters under a range of conditions.”

Aaron Brown-Coats went through the VITA program as part of the curriculum at the Dan Marino Foundation, and says working with the virtual characters helped change the way he interacts at his own job.