Universal Design at Second Life

| 0 Comments

From OT-SL Blog:

Day 2 of the ISTE 2010 Virtual Environments Playground included a great presentation by Alice Krueger (SL: Gentle Heron) on accessibility in virtual worlds. She presented different models of accessibility and made some very interesting points.

One point was that many see virtual worlds as leveling the playing field for people with disabilities, when in fact this often is not true (e.g., use of voice for those in the deaf community).

Alice then introduced Eme Capalini as the presentation moved into the Virtual Ability sim in Second Life. Eme discussed universal design in SL, using the example of the Sojourner Auditorium. BTW, this is a "must see" in SL if you have not already visited (or if you want to revisit with new [univeral design] eyes).

Eme Capalini discusses universal design at the Sojourner Auditorium


Source:

http://otsecondlife.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/sig-ve-playground-events/




Leave a comment

Recent Entries

Interactive Transcription as Inclusion
Technologies originally conceptualized for those with print disabilities are moving further into the mainstream. Progress comes through the application of…
Universal Design at Second Life
From OT-SL Blog:Day 2 of the ISTE 2010 Virtual Environments Playground included a great presentation by Alice Krueger (SL: Gentle…
Inclusive Planet's statement on the treaty for the Print Impaired at WIPO
Inclusive Planet's statement on the treaty for the Print Impaired at WIPOJune 24, 2010 by Ujjvala BallalWe are glad to tell you…