Thursday, August 2, 2012

International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference at Virtual Ability on

Gentle Heron called me to say that this weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, there will be a Conference at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island. It is the Virtual Ability’s International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference. There will be numerous presentations by international experts on subjects of interest regarding The idea of “community.” You are all invited to attend. You can find information on the subjects and presenters at and the full schedule is found at .

One personalilty who will be there and do an interview with Alice Krueger, President of Virtual Ability, Inc is Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden), founder of Linden Lab. He will be discussing how the virtual world infrastructure facilitates community development. Of the Conference, Alice Krueger stated, “I am looking forward to learning more about the various communities people with disabilities are involved in. Being included in community affairs is a basic human right, too often denied to those of us with disabling conditions or chronic illnesses. Following up on last year’s IDRAC conference which focused on legal protections for these populations, this conference will highlight some of the ways people have used those protections to attain full community membership.”

There are many that I have met within Second Life that have disabilities, challenges, and chronic health problems that have a place to live and develop skills that would not be possible in real life. We have formed many communities with them. Learn about the concepts behind “community” and its importance.

The Auditorium can be accessed here .

Gemma Cleanslate

1 comment:

  1. While he's at it, maybe he can give ALL the disabled landowners the same discounts on land he gives the Barons. What do you say, Phillip old boy?