Virtual Photo Walks

Virtual Photo Walks enables those who are immobilized by advancing illness, aging, or disability to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually. The program permits hospice clients to see places and things they can no longer visit.

Those whom we will service learn to use mobile video chat tools to virtually participate in events in selected locations around the world, then using those same tools to engage with their family and friends and more efficiently interact with their caregivers.

Virtual Photo Walks is a free service 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 are able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is that, through our efforts, we can make a difference in people’s lives.

For more information on Virtual Photo Walks, please email john.butterill@hospicetoronto.ca

To visit the main Virtual Photo Walks webpage, please follow this link: www.virtualphotowalks.org

Watch the movie made about Ayane and Virtual Photo Walks.

Ayane, who lives in Japan, is bed-bound and can communicate only by blinking.

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