Is second life accessible for people with severe physical disabilities? Results from two experiments

Ming Chung Chen, Yu Tang Chen, Chien Chuan Ko, Ting Fang Wu

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Abstract

Second Life (SL), one of the popular virtual environments, has been regarded as the new e-learning platform. However, people with disabilities might meet difficulties when interact with SL because of the complex operating methods. In order to evaluate the accessibility of Second Life, this study conducted a simulated experiment first to explore the effectiveness of using three popular adaptive computer devices to execute tasks in SL. Then this study adopted a single case experiment to investigate if the people with severe physical impairment could complete the required tasks by using their equipped adaptive devices. The results of the two experiments indicated that people could use the adaptive devices to complete the required tasks in the SL.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, i-CREATe 2013, in Conjunction with SENDEX 2013 - Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Aug 292013 Aug 31

Conference

Conference7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, i-CREATe 2013, in Conjunction with SENDEX 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeonggi-do
Period13/8/2913/8/31

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Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Second life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Chen, M. C., Chen, Y. T., Ko, C. C., & Wu, T. F. (2013). Is second life accessible for people with severe physical disabilities? Results from two experiments. Paper presented at 7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, i-CREATe 2013, in Conjunction with SENDEX 2013, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of.