Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and You

PRESENTER: Jayme Nelson, RN, MS
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:30am PT
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island, Second Life

Are you wondering how the Affordable Health Care Act (US federal legislation) might affect you and/or your caregiver? This presentation will highlight some of the key features of the Affordable Health Care Act with a particular emphasis on components relevant to those with disabilities.

Posters created by student nurses expanding on this topic will be displayed on the nearby lawn.

Presenter Bio: Jayme Nelson is an Associate Professor of Nursing.  Jayme has presented nationally and internationally on topics relevant to health care ethics.  A professor for 13 years and still a practicing nurse in the Emergency Room, Jayme's nursing experience has primarily been in organ transplantation, trauma, and critical care.  As a parent to a child with a chronic illness (Lupus), Jayme is interested in the experiences of those accessing the health care system from both the provider and client aspect.  Jayme uses a great deal of technology in the classroom (Vodcasts and simulation) and has been a member of Second Life for several years now.

Presented in Voice, with text transcription.

The slides of Jayme's presentation are posted here:

IRS "Schedule A" Recruitment and Hiring Program

PRESENTER: Haymaker Cobalt
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:00am PT
The Blue Orchid Cabana, Virtual Ability Island, Second Life

The IRS is the US government's Internal Revenue Service, the agency responsible for enforcing tax laws and collecting federal taxes ( The IRS is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. Learn about the IRS Recruitment Office's Disability Recruitment Program and the Schedule A Hiring Authority.

Presenter Bio: In RL, Haymaker Cobalt is an IRS employee and for the past 3 years, he has been a part of the IRS Disability Recruitment and Hiring team.

Presented in text, with optional voice transcription.