How Virtual Worlds Are Evolving and Supporting Players with Disabilities

Virtual worlds can profoundly
impact both our personal
sense of self
and the ideals of a wider community, but how is the
Metaverse affecting younger generations? A thought-provoking report by
Gizmodo reveals that our perceptions of who we are may be evolving with
our exposure to new technology.

I've
written a few articles about virtual world accessibility by those with
disabilities, but I've never taken as deep a look as I'd like at the
potentially liberating aspect of virtual worlds on those with severe
mobility limitations. 

Though far from perfect, virtual
worlds are evolving for those with disabilities, and changing the
perceptions of may others when it comes to playing a game with an
able-bodied avatar controlled by a physically disabled player. Let's
take a look at some interesting examples of this virtual-real crossover.

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