Following the phenomenal success of our first Too Much Information film, we've produced a 360 degree virtual reality version to help you to feel what it might be like to get too much information. You can download the app for free below, get your own cardboard goggles and watch the film on YouTube. The app requires iOS 6.0/Android 4.4 or better and an appropriate mobile phone.

Watch the 360 degree virtual reality version of our Too Much Information film

Warning: this film contains flashing lights, bright colours and loud, sudden noises.

Our first Too Much Information film has helped 56 million people gain a deeper understanding of autism. That sometimes, autistic people become overloaded by everything around them. Which can make the outside world feel like a terrifying place. And for their families, all the looks, judgements and tuts make it feel like a lonely and isolated place.

But now, with state of the art technology, we're helping people to get an even more immersive experience.

Based on real experiences in consultation with autistic people, we've created a virtual reality film to give a flavour of how overwhelming an everyday setting like a shopping centre can be to an autistic person experiencing too much information. Every single sight, every single sound, every single stare.

The cutting edge film is a powerful tool to help people truly understand autism.

To fully experience sensory overload:

The question is: Will you make it to the end?

Warning: this film contains flashing lights, bright colours and loud, sudden noises.

Thank you to the many autistic people who shared their experience, to the BBC’s Project Cape team for sharing their ideas about creating 360 films as part of their great neurodiversity programme, and to Don’t Panic and Happy Finish, who created the film.

Experience the film at home or in your school

The 360 degree virtual reality film is available on YouTube.

To get the real experience, if you don't have a VR headset to hand, you can use cardboard goggles as an at-home version of the immersive experience.

Buy cardboard goggles

You can put them over a smartphone to recreate the virtual reality experience in its full 360 degree glory.

If you work in a school, get our Schools Pack, which includes three sets of cardboard goggles, lesson plans and resources.

Buy schools' pack