Published - June 13, 2022

Umbrell [AR] Augmented Reality App

UMBRELL [AR] is a newly developed App which consists of Augmented Reality animated characters, co-created by YMCA’s Creative Youth Mind members. Arts Council England funded a series of digital design workshops at Framescape, led by professional digital art creators from Carse & Waterman.

ADHD Foundation staff meeting augmented reality characters Shiro and Tori at the Umbrella Project launch in Stoke-on-Trent.

Inspired by The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity’s flagship ‘Umbrella Gang’ Comics, all of the UMBRELL[AR] augmented reality characters represent people who recognise and embrace their cognitive and learning differences.

As many as 1 in 5 people have ADHD, autism, dyslexia, Tourette’s and/or another cognitive difference. They have notable strengths in problem solving, critical thinking, communication and creativity. In an increasingly technology and innovation-driven world, these are exactly the skills which we need to make the most impact.

Discover some of these positive strengths through our cast of 5 UMBRELL [AR] characters accompanied with micro-poetry on neurodivergent identity.

Accompanying the Neurodiversity Umbrella Project in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre from 16 July – 1 October 2022.

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