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Mental Health Symposium, Virtual Ability & Gentle Heron

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Marie presents Gentle Heron, Founder of Virtual Ability, Inc. Today's show highlights the upcoming Mental Health Symposium (April 26) and Virtual Ability's programs in Second Life.

About Virtual Ability, Inc.

Virtual Ability, Inc.’s vision is to be the leading provider of services and information for people with disabilities in online virtual worlds.

Virtual Ability, Inc.’s mission is to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds.

Virtual Ability, Inc. will achieve this mission by:

  • Conducting 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;
  • Identifying the need for, and helping with the use of, assistive hardware or software;
  • Providing assistance with the signup, intake, and training process of entering a virtual world;
  • Offering ongoing support and community as residents become integrated into the virtual world;
  • Providing information about accessibility for and to people with disabilities in virtual worlds.

For more information, go to www.virtualability.org

Music by: Musician Shannon Oherhily

http://www.shannonmcmahonmusic.com/

 

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