Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Schedule For The 2014 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference

Announcing The Schedule For The 2014 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference!

Time (SLT)
Presenter (SL/RL)
5:30-6:30 am
babar365 / Babar Shahzad Chaudary
To Be Announced
7:00-8:00 am
Eleonora Falcon / Catherine Easton
Access to the Internet and Human Rights
8:30-9:30 am
bentirran / David Sloan
From Checklist Accessibility to Accessible User Experiences
10:00-11:00 am
Edmondo Barbosa / Dr. Edmund LoPresti
Assistive Technology for Computer Access
11:30-12:30 pm
Edmondo Barbosa / Dr. Edmund LoPresti
Assistive Technology for Computer Access
1:00-2:00 pm
Mixer with Tunes by DJ Puterdoc Devin
Enjoy a break to network and socialize
2:30-3:30 pm
GreggV / Gregg Vanderheiden
AutoPersonalization in Real and Second Life
4:00-5:00 pm
LauraMDRC / Laura Hall
Fun for Everyone: Assistive Technology for Video Gaming
5:30-6:30 pm
Sunnywassen / Gunela Astbrink
To Be Announced

Time (SLT)
Presenter (SL/RL)
6:00-7:00 am
BrianKelly Ah / Brian Kelly
Web accessibility is not (primarily) about conformance with web accessibility standards
7:30-8:30 am
TBA / Timothy Creagan
To Be Announced
9:00-10:00 am
anthony79 / Anthony Giannoumis
A Revaluation of the Cultural Dimension of disability policy in the EU: the impact of digitization and web accessibility
10:30-11:30 am
blondieCART / Gayl Hardeman
iSkye Silverweb
Gentle Heron / Alice Krueger
Hear With Your Eyes - How It's Done
12:00-1:00 pm
3D Displays
In My Opinion...
Displays created by members of the Virtual Ability community
1:30-2:30 pm
Joel Savard / Joel Foner
Wait, what was that? Using inclusion to create a huge win for everyone, not just those who 'need it'
3:00-4:00 pm
Tom Bukowski / Tom Boellstorff
Bytes and Pixels: The Social Impact of Digital Inclusion
4:30-5:30? pm
After Party with DJ Puterdoc Devin
Join us for a tuneful conclusion to a great conference thanks to our presenters, participants and volunteers.

We Hope To See You There!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


You're invited to the Oct. 3-4, 2014 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC), sponsored by Virtual Ability®,Inc. This international conference will be held in Second Life®.

The theme for 2014 is "Technically, we're accessible... right?" Exploring True Inclusion in the Digital World.

Join colleagues, friends, and community members for presentations on web accessibility, advances in assistive technology, creating an accessible user experience, accessible gaming, emerging standards for technology, and more! Presenters from Spain, U.K., U.S., and Australia will join us at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island within Second Life.

Why don’t you join us, too? 

Questions? Contact or Sister Abeyante
Keep your eyes on Virtual Ability's blog for more information!