Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Virtual Ability Tour - Virginia Alone

This Sunday October 14th at 11am SLT I will be doing a walk through and talk with Virtual Ability for my artwork Virginia Alone.   Everyone is welcome.  It will run an hour and a half and will take place on Immersiva SLURL:

I have done this tour a few times in the past and I really respect the hard work people like Gentle Heron do for this group of several

The Virtual Ability Tour has a rich history and many great SL artists have contributed their time.  VAI approach the artists independently but if you would like to contact them then message iSkye Silverweb.

Here are some of the artists who have given tours in the last year.

Amandat Tamatzui
Antrozous Frostwych
Aztec Fenstalker
Bryn Oh
Claudia222 Jewell
DixMix Source
Filthy Fluno
Gracie Kendal
Mikati Slade
Monroe Snook
Scottius Polke
Van Caerndow
Winter Nightfire

Virtual Ability has been building communities of support for people with disabilities in virtual worlds since 2007. About three quarters of the group members have one or more kinds of disability (physical, mental, emotional, or sensory) or chronic illness; the rest are temporarily-able-bodied family members, caregivers, professionals, researchers, students, and others interested in disability issues.

Virtual Ability helps enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds.  They provide SL residents with customized orientation and training at award-winning Virtual Ability Island. There, new residents can learn SL fundamentals in an accessibility-friendly environment, and existing residents can receive ongoing training and information about health-related issues and support groups.

In RL, Virtual Ability, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Colorado, USA.  They are the leading provider of services and information for people with disabilities in virtual worlds, and conduct outreach and awareness activities to inform people with disabilities or chronic health conditions, their family and friends, medical professionals, and other caregivers of the benefits virtual worlds can provide.

If you would like to know more about them go here! or IM a member of the Virtual Ability team: Gentle Heron, Eme Capalini, Treasure Ballinger, or Pecos Kidd.

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