Virtual Ability

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments 

We  know that people with disabilities can face many barriers in living in the “real” world.

There are also barriers to entering into a virtual world. Some people have only one hand or even one finger they can control to type. Some use a stylus, or type with their toes. Some can’t type at all, and use voice recognition software to control their computer.

Virtual Ability, Inc. helps people with these kind of challenges get into and become successful in virtual worlds like Second Life®, with some fascinating, and positive, medical benefits.

They conduct an individualized skills assessment, refer clients for help with assistive hardware and software as appropriate, and provide customized training and orientation.

Once they are “there,” Virtual Ability, Inc. helps members of the community integrate into the virtual society, and provides an ongoing community of support.

“We also do a lot of dancing. We have taken folks to walk in the virtual woods, climb mountains, go virtual skydiving – all kinds of things that are profound and a pleasure to someone with physical or mental limitations. It’s an amazing experience helping someone who will never walk again in real life to jump on a virtual trampoline”.

A chance to investigate some empowering online worlds, or help someone you know gain a new confidence maybe?

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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