This podcast is all about travel, but sometimes people cannot travel. My old friend John Butterill, who I interviewed for this episode, founded Virtual Photo Walks a few years ago to act as the eyes and the cameras of people who can’t walk the walk because of their disabilities.
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to their technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, they are able to make the world bigger and brighter for a community of people with disabilities.
Using Virtual volunteer guides equipped with a smartphone, the disabled can participate in immersive, real-time experiences of places they will likely never see first-hand, an African safari, a war veterans’ reunion, a hike in the forest.
Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA IE 46-1674634 and welcomes your donations. Click here to donate.
Duration 39m 26s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Watch the video below to learn more about Virtual Photo Walks.