Thursday, March 22, 2007


The best way to discover new methods for accessibility is to work inside a 3D environment, so The University of Texas at Dallas has purchased a Second Life Island. Inside of Second Life, is a 3D environment that users can do whatever thay want, and learn to create items or build 3D structures. Additionally, Second Life provides many different social networks for people can be apart of, so if I want to go to a club and dance with friends I can. To learn more about Second Life please click the Second Life link on the side under important links.

The island being built in stages, and I am building the Education Center. The center will educate and provided information on Game Accessibility for different disabilities.
The next stage will be to build an Conference Center, so professionals and others can meet to discuss many different topics on accessibility in 3D or video games. In Second Life, it is possible to show video's and very soon to talk to each other like a conference call.
The last stage will be to set an area of the island for research and development. Because Second Life is built on a game engine and everything is open source then a team should be able to develop a new interface for SL. However, I need a team of programers that understand open source coding.

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