Big congratulations are in order for Virtual Ability, winner of the Linden Prize.
We are honored to have them a part of the Nonprofit Commons and are thrilled that they are getting recognition for the amazing work they are doing for people with disabilities.
From the press release:
Virtual Ability – Offering a series of courses and resources to help people with real-world disabilities get acclimated and start using Second Life, Virtual Ability helps realize the documented medical and psychological benefits offered by virtual environments. The organization has developed a unique orientation process that assesses individual skills, provides customized training and makes recommendations for assistive hardware as needed. Once users are comfortable in the virtual world, Virtual Ability offers a series of daily field trips, including everything from mountain climbs, skydiving, fishing, dancing, and countless other activities that are difficult or impossible in the real world.
Written by: Beth J. Bates