I was trying to do my homework, but when I arrived I saw a girl with a guide dog. And since I’m very courious, I could not resist and asked her about blind people and SL. I mean, SL is so visual, even text is actually an immage, that I really was surprise to find someone with impaired sight in it.
She told me to go to Whellies, where I could find a scripted dog that helps people with sight problem to go around SL. I found it very interesting and went there straight, leaving my homeworks for later :o))
And that’s how I discovered Taupo (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/168/72/23 ) , a rather well known region dedicated to accessibility builds and that hosts information on disabled in SL (groups, institutions, researches, etc. and decided to share it with all the Muvenationers, because we all have quite often disable students in our class and it’s a topic of interest for teachers.
I had just a quck look, but when I came back to take the landmarks and read some of the information with more calm I could meet Polgara Paine and another of the accessibility buiders, who kindly explained me more about the scripted dog.
Summarising it, this scripted object (the guide dog) can read the chat in the chat window and find objects and people. This dog, called Max, is still beta, and they would like that it could interract with their inventory and objects around them. Max is still under development but there is a strong interest in this project because it could be a big help also for people with reading problems.