Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Putting a project manager in a wheelchair

Putting a project manager in a wheelchair - working with differing abilitiespresented by AgileBill FirehawkWED Dec 29- 6:30 pm SLTSoj AuditoriumAgileBill as been a developer, teacher, and consultant for over 20 years.  He has worked at IBM and now works in the health care industry. Bill has strong opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of hiring employees with disabilities.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Virtual Ability Island : still the best new residents SL orientation Island!

Next to HealthInfo Island is:

Virtual Ability Island opened tot he public in August 2008, and is the first island Virtual Ability developed.  It provides the home for our new resident orientation and training, developed for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses.  Here, new residents can learn Second Life® fundamentals in an accessibility-friendly environment, and existing residents can receive ongoing training and information about health-related issues and support groups.  This island was created through a partnership with the Alliance Library System.

Through the new account signup process on our web site, or through the Community Gateway program, new residents have their avatar arrive at the beginning of the New Resident Orientation Course on Virtual Ability Island when they log in to Second Life® for the first time.

There, the new resident begins a self guided training course that teaches the basic virtual world skills of movement, communication, inventory, orienting and appearance.

More experienced residents can learn additional skills at the Advanced Tutorials area, including photography, creating a profile, virtual world money, clothing, groups, society, and textures.

Specially trained Virtual Ability Mentors are available on the island or by appointment to assist any resident.

Virtual Ability island also contains two small classrooms for training and discussion groups, and a large accessible auditorium for community meetings and presentations.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

> 3000 hits without updates since September 2010

This blog generated over 3000 hits since September 2010 (date of the last post) without having any updates.
I wonder what it would have been if I had updated something in the meantime ...

Page LoadsUnique VisitsFirst Time VisitsReturning Visits

I am back, but in a controlled way, not diving in a 100 %,but  starting with updating this blog.
Unfortunately my organisation had to let go of the UMCG island. Without further tasks and goals, and without a driven project leader, there was no justification for spending that amount of money to keep the island afloat.

Redefining Disability: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Redefining Disability: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and HealthPresenters: ALiesel and Alzimarie of Thomas Jefferson School of Occupational TherapyTHURS Dec 29- 7 am, or repeated at 4 pm SLTExhibit 5, Healthinfo IslandThe way we define “disability” shapes our view of health and affects our attitude toward others in our society. Another presentation in the Waiting for the World to Change series.