blind_html FW: [NFB-NV-L] Second Life client for the visually impaired.

  • From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <blindaccessHelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <everything-adult-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <AccessibilityPlus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:47:42 -0800

hello folks,

I got this off several of my lists, and thought any of us could use it for explorations and just a new way to say hi to folks.

I herd of this second life virtual world quite a while back, but the clients were not accessible, so had no way to poke my nose, or other parts into it.

well, someone is trying to remedy this, so here's the original message and the URL for the accessible access client (*Note: right now it's geared for jaws only, though other screen readers may... work with it as well)

have a blast,
the elf
----- Original Message ----- From: "Eelke Folmer" <eelke.folmer@xxxxxxxxx

To: <NFB-NV-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 12:42 PM
Subject: [NFB-NV-L] Second Life client for the visually impaired.


The university of nevada in Reno recently developed an application
called TextSL which allows visually impaired persons to access the popular
virtual world of Second Life using a screen reader. A beta version
of this application can be downloaded for free on:

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to participate in
user studies in the Spring semester of 2009.

Sincerely, Eelke Folmer

Eelke Folmer
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

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