A New Path of Liberation: Choosing to be Disabled on Second Life

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A New Path of Liberation: Choosing to be Disabled on Second Life

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Title: A New Path of Liberation: Choosing to be Disabled on Second Life
Author: Barry, Jamela
Keywords: computer generated worlds
virtual support communities
avatars with disabilities
Date: 2010-01-30
Publisher: Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia
Citation: Artifacts, 4 (2010)
Abstract: Virtual worlds are often seen as places where people can escape to because they take away real-life challenges, allowing people to achieve solidarity. Second Life empowers its disabled users through creating an atmosphere that allows them to interact with people similar to themselves. Second Life is full of communities that offer support, items, training and many other extras for people with disabilities. These communities do not discriminate or judge their members based on the visibility of their impairment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6961

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