Archive for June, 2011

Annie Hastwell’s interview focusing on 3D virtual worlds, disability and education went to air on ABC Radio National today. The first segment features a report on our Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) funded project involving the design and development of an accessible 3D virtual learning environment. Our 3D programmer, Charles Morris, from Virtual Helping Hands, was also interviewed and one of our UniSA graduates, Cameron Milton, who completed a course I coordinate (Accessible Interactive Media) discusses one of his projects undertaken with people who identify as disabled in the 3D virtual world known as Second Life.

The segment includes an interview with David Wallace, who is an online information consultant with the Department for Families and Communities, South Australia. David has personal experience of disability and he maintains a blog called Lifekludger, which is a site for sharing information about ideas, devices and methods that can assist people living with disability.

Further information about our ALTC 3D funded research into accessibility solutions for 3D virtual learning environments is available from our project site: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/3dvle/ and our YouTube video demonstration of the platform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxohIjxheS8

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