VIDEO: Researcher, amputee advocate explain benefits of virtual world for people with disabilities

TUCSON, Ariz.  — Second Life Virtual World offers amputees and other people with disabilities an accessible outlet that provides education and support, according to Sandra Winkler, PhD, OTR/L, a researcher at Nova Southeastern University who is studying the use of the project to aid people with disabilities. Winkler, along with John Kinder, patient care coordinator for Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics and amputee advocate, shared the ways Second Life can help users self-manage their disabilities at the Amputee Coalition National Conference.

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