We are pleased to be working with Gentle Heron and the wonderful people at Virtual Ability, Inc. (VAI). VAI is a non-profit 501C(3) organization that has been serving the disability community in Second Life since 2007.
VAI's mission is "to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds." They achieve that by serving individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions, their families, friends and caregivers, as well as medical professionals, through a number of outreach activities. The staff and volunteers at VAI also provide assistance to people who need help with assistive technologies and/or who may simply want a compassionate guide in learning how to use the virtual world.
Today, VAI is a vibrant support community of individuals from around the world who have come to depend on VAI as a safe place, full of people who enjoy the adventures open to them in the virtual world. You can learn more about their good work and upcoming events at their website at http://www.virtualability.org/. You can also check out their incredible sims, complete with Sojourner Auditorium, home to a number of international educational events, as well as a New Resident Orientation Course, art galleries, and information kiosks representing a number of global organizations that serve the disability community.
Look for more about VAI as our work continues!