Rejoin the world around you with a virtual walk
For people with disabilities, it’s not always practical to experience the world around them in a manner that allows a first person perspective of what’s taking place. Now, thanks to the creative mind of photographer John Butterill and Google+, a new journey begins for those with limited mobility.
Butterill is the creator of VirtualPhotoWalks.org, an organization whereby volunteer photographers take the sick and disabled out on live, "virtual," and interactive walks via their computers. His idea behind Virtual Photo Walks is to combat isolation and engage those who are physically unable to travel.
Butterill is currently planning a series of Veterans Day virtual walks in which he plans to take participants to different Veterans memorials around the globe starting Nov 5. The walk of the Vietnam and Korean Memorials in Washington, DC will take place on Nov 6, 2013 at 4 p.m. ET along with other walks scheduled that day.
To participate and view an updated list of scheduled Veterans Day walks, follow the link to Mr. Butterill's Web page http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/ and click the "Watch us Live" tab at the top of the screen. These walks will also be recorded and posted on the Virtual Photo Walks webpage by November 11, 2013.
To understand more about how Virtual Photo Walks works with photographers and to sign up to participate in future Virtual Photo Walks please visit www.virtualphotowalks.org.