Unplugged in Virtual Worlds

Developing the kinaesthetic activities in Second Life to make the accessible, including for people with mobility disabilities.

Work is underway adapting the activities for people with mobility and visual disabilities, and a virtual world offers an exciting way to provide such an experience for those with mobility issues; it may also be suitable for students who are isolated for social or personal reasons.

The team working on the project is Tim Bell, Mick Grimley (U of Canterbury, NZ), Daniela Marghitu (Auburn University, Alabama, USA), Hiroki Manabe (Kanagawa Vocational Training School for Persons with Disabilities, Japan) and Giovanni Bianco (University of Verona, Italy). Currently we are developing a sorting network in Second Life.

Project Type 
  • Communicating Unplugged Ideas
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