Saturday, January 8, 2022

Healthinfo Island Displays and Exhibits for January 2022

You can teleport to any of the eight displays and exhibits using the links provided here. You can also click on the images. Once there, click on the poster with the same name as the title of the poster set, and you will get a notecard that contains all the text of the posters plus descriptions of the images. 

If you click each poster, you will get a message with additional information and live links.

Central Pavilion of Healthinfo Island

Check out the calming breathing exercise on the back wall!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/128/126/24


Know Your Brain
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/195/158/22


Glaucoma Awareness Month
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/188/181/24


World Braille Day
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/172/155/22


Left Hand Knowledge
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/114/79/24


Lactose Intolerance
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/98/40/26



Where is the Carpal Tunnel?
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/50/28/28


Feeling Feverish?
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/24/23/30


Heartburn and Acid Reflux
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/21/63/32

 

Thanks to Mook and Anna for assistance with the posters this month.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

SAVE THE DATE - Erica Mones presents on November 26

Virtual Ability® presents the 10th annual
International Disability
Rights Affirmation Conference
Friday, November 26, 2021


Woman with long blonde hair and a red dress
Erica Mones

Erica Mones is a 24-year-old YouTuber, blogger (“Running with Crutches”), and freelance writer. She earned her Bachelor’s in Classical Civilizations and Writing from Loyola University Maryland. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Disability Studies from CUNY.

Ms. Mones presents at the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, held in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life. Her presentation will begin at 4pm Pacific Time. Ms. Mones will be introduced by Alisa Farshore.

The title of Ms. Mones’ presentation is “Ableism and Its Many Intersections.” With this presentation, I aim to explore ableism and how it intersects with other forms of oppression. Ableism, the discrimination against those who are or are perceived to be Disabled, has many layers. It isn’t always blatant or interpersonal; it exists in nearly every aspect of society. In order to dismantle ableism and other oppressions, we must first understand it.

Please join us in Second Life, or view the conference on Virtual Ability’s YouTube channel live stream, as we learn more about factors impacting participation in sports by persons with disabilities.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

SAVE THE DATE - Nicole Brown presents on November 26

Virtual Ability® presents the 10th annual
International Disability
Rights Affirmation Conference
Friday, November 26, 2021


Woman with long blonde curly hair in a blue top
Dr. Nicole Brown

Dr. Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at University College of London Institute of Education and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Dr. Brown’s research interests relate to physical and material representations of experiences, the generation of knowledge and use of metaphors to express what is difficult to express, and more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work. She has numerous publications on these topics.

Dr. Brown’s topic for this presentation is “Ableism in Academia: Where are the disabled and ill academics and educators?” She explores this topic at the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, held in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life. Her presentation will begin at 11:30am Pacific Standard Time on Friday, November 26. 

She will begin her presentation with highlighting the current status quo of disability representation in higher education. She will then focus on tendencies and trends that result in individuals not disclosing their needs and disabilities, interrogating the invisibility of disabilities and chronic illnesses. She will conclude with recommendations for practices for institutions and individuals. Dr. Brown will be introduced by Anna Adamant.

Please join us in Second Life, or view the conference on Virtual Ability’s YouTube channel live stream, as we learn more about this form of ableism that impacts the daily lives of academics with disabilities.