The U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication, cordially invite members of Second Life Educators (SLED) to the second IIP-USC Speaker Program: "Accessibility in the 3-D Environment: Virtual Worlds and People with Disabilities"
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
11:00 SLT (PDT)
USC Public Diplomacy Island
Teleport: 203, 64, 29
Our guest speakers for the event are
IIP is exploring the possibilities present in 3-D virtual world platforms, such as Second Life, for showcasing and hosting Public Diplomacy events, products and services. This session will focus on potential accessibility issues for people with disabilities in virtual environments, and resources and approaches for ensuring a barrier-free virtual experience.
The State Department Bureau of International Information Programs engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values to create an environment that can be receptive to U.S. national interests. IIP communicates with foreign opinion makers and other publics through a wide range of print and electronic outreach materials published in seven world languages. IIP also provides information outreach support to U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries worldwide. For more information visit our websites www.usinfo.gov and www.state.gov.