Virtual Photo Walks
Walk the Walk for Those who Can't.
Virtual Photo Walks mission is to allow people isolated by illness to become interactive citizens again. Utilizing the Internet, video chat systems like Hangouts, Zoom.us and smart phones, people are able to visit and interact with mobile guides all over the world and to visit the people and places they could only dream about before.
Virtual Photo Walks reaches out to isolated individuals, institutions, and communities for our participants, we then enlists photographers all over the world, we moderates the interactive Walks to assure the safety and privacy of participants in the experience. Photo's are taken and shared so that the participants can look back on the events. Many events are private and unrecorded but always moderated by Virtual Photo Walks for the participants.
Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ to participate, this group is for and moderated by the disabled.
Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA.
It is a not just a service for those who are hospitalized or cannot go out into the community, but also for the many who just need a break in their day. It is a way to lend a helping hand by providing a window to places and things most of us take for granted. A truly interactive experience. (View the events on You Tube)
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams report by Ann Curry about Virtual Photo Walks.
For the first time, using video conferencing tools like Zoom.us feature, combined with the Android, iPhone or other wireless smarts devices enables “virtual” photo walks. Photographers along with a camera can take their friends along on a photo walk and share the experience with people who can't be there.