Accessibility and Second Life City University 18/3/09 Peter Abrahams Practice Leader Accessiblity and Usability
Agenda <ul><li>Presentation from  IBM </li></ul><ul><li>TextSL University of Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>Other informatio </l...
TextSL <ul><li>Eelke Folmer of the University of Nevada in Reno </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Class Action </li></ul><ul><...
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Links <ul><li>http://damia.alphaworks.ibm.com/k/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/secondlife/Explorer%20Island/150/226/2...
Conclusion <ul><li>SL is inaccessible to blind users </li></ul><ul><li>SL is becoming business as usual (BAU) </li></ul><u...
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Conference: Learn teach and play in 3D virtual worlds
City University London, 18/03/2009

Presentation by Peter Abrahams
Practice Leader Accessiblity and Usability

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Accessibility and Second Life

  1. 1. Accessibility and Second Life City University 18/3/09 Peter Abrahams Practice Leader Accessiblity and Usability
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Presentation from IBM </li></ul><ul><li>TextSL University of Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>Other informatio </li></ul>
  3. 3. TextSL <ul><li>Eelke Folmer of the University of Nevada in Reno </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Class Action </li></ul><ul><li>TextSL accepts commands from the user allowing the user to move their avatar around, interact with other avatars and objects and get information on their environment. </li></ul>
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  5. 5. Links <ul><li>http://damia.alphaworks.ibm.com/k/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/secondlife/Explorer%20Island/150/226/22 </li></ul><ul><li>http://textsl.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/133/129/23 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>SL is inaccessible to blind users </li></ul><ul><li>SL is becoming business as usual (BAU) </li></ul><ul><li>IBM and University of Nevada have prototypes of SL AT </li></ul><ul><li>Education establishments should incorporate SL AT </li></ul>
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