Alice Krueger

Alice Krueger went into medical retirement due to multiple sclerosis after a wide-ranging career in regular and special education, education research, and professional development. To stave off isolation, she founded an award-winning international cross-disability peer support community in the virtual world Second Life that is sponsored by Virtual Ability, Inc., a US nonprofit corporation. The Virtual Ability community has been facilitating participation by individuals with physical, mental, emotional, developmental and/or sensory disabilities and chronic illnesses in virtual worlds for over a decade.rnIn addition to ensuring that individuals can access virtual worlds using whatever assistive technologies they employ with their computers, the community hosts two professional conferences annually and takes part in a variety of academic research projects in which members can participate as subjects or as staff. Virtual Ability also hosts a virtual art museum and a library featuring works by persons with disabilities.rn