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Discover how autistic people have found a kind of freedom through technology.
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.
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.
3D virtual worlds, or games-based learning, will be mainstream in all K-12 schools, international or not, as early as 2013.
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?
The governments aim is that, by 2020, Australia will be among the worlds leading digital economies based on key indicators such as broadband penetration.
An interesting article on Second Life for Medical Education. Here are some videos on Virtual Worlds, Second Life and Medical Education. In this Are Virtual Worlds still relevant ...
@rocketwebshowJoshua Johnson#SecondLife gives me the ability to give global instruction in a virtual environment on how to make low budget #SciFi! http://t.co/g3WCsUMjDec 18 via webFavoriteRetweetReply
#SecondLife gives me the ability to give global instruction in a virtual environment on how to make low budget #SciFi!
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 ...
$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...
The official website for the Sundance Film Festival, the premier showcase for independent film held each January in Park City, Utah.
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.
Doctors look to treat sick children in virtual worlds http://t.co/q39xPk13...
Here at Betterverse Central, we have been reviewing some of the highlights of the past year.
Sometimes a sign of the times is subtle.
#elearning 2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates http://t.co/Bd0txPbr (@kkapp)...
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...