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Second Life with Autism

Discover how autistic people have found a kind of freedom through technology.


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Health and Medicine in Second Life: From HealthInfo Island; To Second Life Medical Library 2.0

Health and Medicine in Second Life: From HealthInfo Island; To Second Life Medical Library 2.0 | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
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Second Life Statistics for 2011

Second Life Statistics for 2011 | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it

As we reach the end of 2011, I thought it would be inter­est­ing to take a look back on some Second Life stat­ist­ics for the past year. The last time I did this was almost two years ago, where I briefly ana­lysed the Second Life con­cur­rency stat­ist­ics for 2006 to 2009. This time I’m going to give a brief over­view of some Second Life stats for 2011 and see how it com­pares to 2010.


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Using virtual reality to cure real-life PTSD

Using virtual reality to cure real-life PTSD | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it

Doctors are hoping that virtual reality can help cure soldiers of their all-too-real wartime traumas.

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Cente has received a $11 million grant from the Department of Defense to continue its research in using virtual reality therapy to heal those with combat-related PTSD.

Suffers experience flashbacks, nightmares and unrelenting anxiety from their experiences in the battlefield.

Working with colleagues at Emory University and the University of Southern California, the researchers use specialized software to guide patients through familiar trauma scenes.


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Beijing Learning Summit: Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International S...

3D virtual worlds, or games-based learning, will be mainstream in all K-12 schools, international or not, as early as 2013.
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Will Federal Law Require Virtual Worlds to Accommo... - Second Life

Will Federal Law Require Virtual Worlds to Accommo... - Second Life | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
From the article (my bolding for emphasis): "The question has been raised in courts on several occasions, should Internet companies be required to make their sites accessible to people with disabilities?
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National Digital Economy Strategy

National Digital Economy Strategy | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
The governments aim is that, by 2020, Australia will be among the worlds leading digital economies based on key indicators such as broadband penetration.
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Education Department releases new data on academic libraries | Inside Higher Ed

Education Department releases new data on academic libraries | Inside Higher Ed | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
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#Change11 Virtual Worlds and Medical Education

#Change11 Virtual Worlds and Medical Education | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
An interesting article on Second Life for Medical Education.

Here are some videos on Virtual Worlds, Second Life and Medical Education.







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Twitter / Joshua Johnson: #SecondLife gives me the a ...

#SecondLife gives me the ability to give global instruction in a virtual environment on how to make low budget #SciFi! http://t.co/g3WCsUMj
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#SecondLife gives me the ability to give global instruction in a virtual environment on how to make low budget #SciFi!
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So what's so great about the social model of disability anyway ...

So what's so great about the social model of disability anyway ... | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
People with impairments can be disabled, or not, by the socially constructed world around them. These three things, at least, demonstrate that we, as disabled people, can change things. TheUK disability landscape is ...
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$11 Million Department of Defense Grant Funds Study of Virtual Reality and ... - Newswise (press release)

$11 Million Department of Defense Grant Funds Study of Virtual Reality and ...Newswise (press release)ICT technologies include virtual reality applications for mental health treatment and rehabilitation, clinical training, videogames for US soldiers...
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Hunger in Los Angeles | Sundance Film Festival

Hunger in Los Angeles | Sundance Film Festival | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
The official website for the Sundance Film Festival, the premier showcase for independent film held each January in Park City, Utah.
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Text To Speech Toy - Google Apps sur l'Android Market

Text To Speech Toy - Google Apps sur l'Android Market | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it

Now with Honeycomb support!Let your Android phone or honeycomb tablet do all the talking! Text To Speech Toy is fun application that let's your device dicate text to you. You can manipulate the speed that the text is dictated and also the pitch of the voice that reads it.


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Doctors look to treat sick children in virtual worlds | Nudge-ur-Mind

Doctors look to treat sick children in virtual worlds | Nudge-ur-Mind | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Doctors look to treat sick children in virtual worlds http://t.co/q39xPk13...
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2011 Year End Review: Nonprofit Discount Ends, Worlds on the Web, Democracy Demos - Betterverse: Nonprofits in the Virtual World

2011 Year End Review: Nonprofit Discount Ends, Worlds on the Web, Democracy Demos - Betterverse: Nonprofits in the Virtual World | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Here at Betterverse Central, we have been reviewing some of the highlights of the past year.
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Disability Rights Conference in Second Life

Disability Rights Conference in Second Life | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds news from an Australian perspective since 2006...
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Avatars in rehab: Getting therapy in virtual worlds - CNN.com

Avatars in rehab: Getting therapy in virtual worlds - CNN.com | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Sometimes a sign of the times is subtle.
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Using virtual reality to cure real-life PTSD

Using virtual reality to cure real-life PTSD | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds news from an Australian perspective since 2006...
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2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates | Kapp Notes

2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates | Kapp Notes | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
#elearning 2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates http://t.co/Bd0txPbr (@kkapp)...
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$11 Million Department of Defense Grant Funds Study of Virtual Reality and Other Novel Therapies for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans With PTSD

A team of researchers who have pioneered novel treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been awarded an $11 million, four-year grant from the U.S.
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Peace Brings Little for the War-Disabled - Inter Press Service

Peace Brings Little for the War-DisabledInter Press ServiceMost were disabled in the prime of their lives by injuries suffered during the war, Cyril Siriwardene, SLFRD secretary, told IPS. "Even for an ordinary person it is a hard situation.
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Second life, disability and education « Virtual Imaginings

Second life, disability and education. June 14, 2011 by denlee. Annie Hastwell's interview focusing on 3D virtual worlds, disability and education went to air on ABC Radio National today. The first segment features a report on our Australian ...
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Ownership Options for Retirement Residences | DisabilityLiving.ca

Ownership Options for Retirement Residences | DisabilityLiving.ca | Second Life and Disability | Scoop.it
Disability Living Blog. This blog serves Canadians with disabilities. The desire of Disability Living is to host conversations that benefit the entire disability community of Canada. Join us as we explore popular topics, share concerns, ...
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