Saturday, July 30, 2011

Infocomm Accessibility Centre Tweet Meet 2011

In a few hours I shall be making my way to a home to witness two volunteers present a person with disabilities (PWD) with a netbook, and help set up his social presence on Facebook and Twitter. I really have no idea what else to expect out of the session, which makes it all the more interesting.

The idea is for PWDs to get over their social awkwardness born out of their self-consciousness over their disabilities through the now notorious mask of the Web. Through a higher volume of communication, perhaps they will feel a little less alone in this world and earn themselves a new group of friends as unique as themselves. You wouldn't be the most cheerful person in the world if you were devoid of sight, sound or the ability to move freely, but one hopes that technology can change that.

Watch the Wall on their Facebook page, or keep an eye on #tweetmeetsg over the weekend as volunteers move out around the island to rekindle lives with technology!

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