Second Life

Workshops

EmployAble workshops are designed to provide participants with an overview of the use of virtual environments for people with disabilities, a tour of the EmployAble virtual employment center, and hands on experience interacting with curriculum in Second Life. Please see the links below to view agendas and other workshop materials.

Using Universal Design for Accessible Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE) Instruction

Saturday, November 2, 9am-12m, Anaheim

This workshop will focus on using Universal Design (UD) principles and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create accessible learning environments in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE). Research based on computer simulations and people with traumatic brain injury, will be demonstrated using Second LifeŠ and a Kessler Foundation funded project demonstration site, EmployAble, for training people with disabilities for employment related skills.

EdMedia 2013 Workshop

June 24, 2013: Victoria, British Columbia

This workshop will focus on using Universal Design (UD) principles and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create accessible learning environments in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE). Research based on computer simulations and people with traumatic brian injury, will be demonstrated using Second LifeŠ and a Kessler Foundation funded project demonstration site for training people with disabilities for employment related skills.

Employable: Using Virtual Worlds to Expand Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Monday, April 29, 2013: 9am-12pm, Hawai‘i Convention Center
This three-hour workshop will explore the application of interactive virtual environments to employment success for people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on Veterans and individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. The workshop will offer participants hands-on training and interaction with a virtual employment center, EmployAble: World Without Barriers, which uses the Second Life.

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