History

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Virtual Ability has been a community in Second Life for over eight years, offering a supportive environment as people with various disabilities enter and learn to thrive in the online world. Virtual Ability is more than just a “virtual place.” It is a true community, where individuals who physically live across the globe come together for conversation, learning, social activities, expeditions, and fun. Some take courses; others teach. Some mentor, others are mentored. Members create or build virtual architecture, write books or poetry, perform in plays, DJ, dance, play games, raise virtual gardens and virtual animals, or experience adventures of every type… all in a virtual world, from the comfort of their own computer. Community members bring extremely diverse backgrounds and experiences to the group and many are also active in other virtual world groups.

Origins

Early Rapid Growth and Recognition

Sustained Growth

Continuing Recognition

VAI in the Big Picture