Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 HEALTH: Virtual Ability International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference 2013 "LET ME IN"

Virtual Ability International Disability Rights 
Affirmation Conference 2013
Getting ready for the conference
  • Third annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference
  • Sponsored by Virtual Ability, Inc
  • 8.30 am to 6.30 pm PDT Friday 27th September 2013
  • 6.00 am to 6.30 pm PDT Saturday 28th September 2013
From the press release
The third annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, sponsored by Virtual Ability, Inc., will be held this week on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, 28th September 2013. This year's theme is "LET ME IN.” The sixteen conference sessions highlight diverse perspectives on accessibility and accessibility legislation from around the world.
- Alice Krueger, president of Virtual Ability, Inc., states: “For persons with disabilities, access to information is critical. We must be included in research about the world, and our needs must be considered in policy development. We also should have access to buildings, transportation, and all the other resources used by persons who do not have disabilities. Having access to the full function of communities in which we engage is equally important. “Let me in” is a logical follow-up to last year’s IDRAC conference which focused on communities people with disabilities belong to.”
- All sessions will take place at The Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island within Second Life.
An impressive list of speakers has been brought together for the Conference, including Keynote Speakers, Dr. Leticia De León and Dr John Stone.
- Dr Leticia De Leon is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas – Pan American. She teaches in a teacher preparation program that certifies early childhood, bilingual, and special education elementary teachers.
Dr. John Stone is the Director of the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. 
The full times and details of events and the speakers can be found at 
together with information about the Organisation and its works.
This year, in the spirit of access, the Conference will also be broadcast live onto the Web. The live broadcast is at
together with a facility for text chat during the events. If you wish to embed the broadcast into your own site, there is an embed code on that page for that purpose.
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