Assistive Technology for Computer Access by People with Disabilities for the January 29th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, January 29thTechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Edmund LoPresti PhD (Edmondo Barbosa in Second Life) from AT Sciences, LLC , who will take us through a tour of various assistive technologies. Standard keyboards, mice, and monitors are not always the most effective ways to control computers. This talk will cover some of the alternative hardware and software available for people with physical or visual disabilities, or just for better ergonomics.

Edmondo Barbosa (Edmund LoPresti) is a rehabilitation engineer specializing in alternative computer access and other technology accommodations.

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, January 29th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central – Yen Verhoeven (Blue Myanamotu), What is a Rubric?
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Edmund LoPresti (Edmondo Barbosa), Assistive Technology for Computer Access (this presentation will be in voice with accompanying SpeakEasy text)
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios –, a division of TechSoup Global, The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.


Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir