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 Virtual Photo Walks  Walk the Walk for Those who Can't. 

 

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 our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities.  Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.  Watch the movie about the Virtual Photo Walks concept http://youtu.be/y1Uv7as5ZmI 

"Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone, the disabled can participate in an immersive, real-time, experience of places they will likely never see first-hand." an African safari, a war veterans’ reunion, a hike in the forest. Participants are connected via the internet in real-time via video and voice, they can interact each other and their virtual photography guide in a private video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience. Via text and voice connections, participants can make special requests of their videography guide. 

  • Thank you to Verizon for powering our Virtual Photo Walks in the USA with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot / 4G LTE Router / latest phones). Verzion makes events like our latest  March 29th at Volacano National Park Hawaii for Shriners Hospital for Children possible, we can't thank them enough. Virtual Photo Walks uses http://zoom.us video conferencing.  It will change the way you you engage with family, friends and run your business. Give it a try http://bit.ly/1RSRwbC

 Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/  to participate, this group is for and moderated by the disabled.

 The movie made about Virtual Photo Walks.

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)

バーチャル·フォト·ウォーク日本は、障害、病気、その介護等の理由で外出できない人々に、名勝や美しい景色をストリームし、闘病や介護の苦痛を軽減してもらうチャリティーです。

 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/giving-disabled-homebound-chance-hike-volcano/ 

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.

If you would like to participate in Walks

https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/

If you would like to volunteer to guide Walks

If you would like to sponsor Walks