Virtual environments (or virtual worlds) mirror many aspects of life, with buildings, parks, cities, and virtual events such as meetings and parties.
Each person using a virtual world is represented by a computer character, or ‘avatar’. Users of virtual worlds can talk and write messages to each other and take part in virtual activities, such as going to a party or visiting a restaurant.
EVA Park is a private virtual world for people with aphasia. It contains realistic areas such as a town square with a health centre and restaurant where people can practise functional communication. It also contains quirky and fun elements such as an over-sized yellow duck and a tardis to provoke fun and engagement.