Saturday, September 20, 2008

Benefits of virtual worlds for people with disabilities

VOA.com has a good article highlighting the benefits of virtual worlds for people with disabilities: Second Life Frees Disabled from Restrictions of Everyday Life. The article describe several educational applications made possible by the Second Life environment:

There are a variety of skills that people learn, and that Krueger teaches, through Virtual Ability. The organization, based in Colorado - as well as in Second Life - highlights the benefits of virtual worlds for people with disabilities. Virtual Ability helps them learn how to get around in Second Life, which often makes a positive difference in their real life.

Let's discuss: Did reading the article give you any ideas for things that Extension educators might want to enable through Second Life?

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