New Features! Meta Chat Second Life Client

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This is an update on Meta Chat. A new update has been released that allows object navigation and interaction! This is what I had asked for. The developer is very open and willing to add more features. This app holds a lot of promise for those in the blind community and especially for those who use Second Life already and want to use it on our IOS devices!

I highly recommend getting the app and taking the time to write to the developer.

The only issue I am seeing so far is the log in. The log in screen is not great. I have to have sighted help to log in. Once in the app, the app works wonderfully.

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Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Friday, May 7, 2021

Update: I got logged in and the app is definitely accessible. It does need more features however, like a list of nearby objects. Radegast displays object names in a text list. An object in the list can be interacted with by clicking on it. Clicking on the object brings up a menu and then you choose an action.

Are there any blind programmers willing to contact the dev? They are very interested but don't know how to proceed. Here is the Radegast site if this helps:
radegast.life

Please please help if you can. I think this could be amazing for us as a blind community.

Submitted by Brennen on Monday, May 31, 2021

But doesn’t not having a list of nearby objects make a second life hard to play I’ve been out of it for a very long time in this simulation so I need to get back into it again now that I can tell from on here reading that it’s still very much alive and active and now it sounds like you can play it on your iPhone which if this app can get to a certain point to where it’s completely usable will be great

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Monday, May 31, 2021

You can view nearby objects now and it is awesome. I was in it earlier. I reported the few issues I found. It still has some kinks that need to be worked out but I have no doubt they will be.

And yes, SL is more alive than ever. The pandemic has really boosted it.

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Monday, May 31, 2021

I am hoping people from the forum here will take the time to write the developer. The more people that show interest in this project the further it will go. Also, ofering programming assistance would probably help too.

Submitted by Daniella on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Can someone please post the link to this app and instructions on how to use it? I really want to play second life!

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Brennen, I came in world and got your IM. Sorry I missed you! Use the contact form at virtualability.org to contact us so we can set up a time to ensure I don't miss you again.

Daniella,
Get the latest version of Radegast for Windows PC at:
radegast.life

Then, register at: virtaulability.org.

There is a help guide on the Radegast website that will teach you how to instant message and do some basics. While that will be good for helping you along the way, you will mostly likely want to work with us to learn SL. So contact us via the Virtual Ability website to set up a time to work with us so we can make sure we are there to meet you.
This is the tried and true way to play SL. The Meta Chat app is available but still has some kinks. The kinks will prevent you from being able to IM so you won't be able to contact me or anyone else in world for help.

I am sorry at the moment in real life I’m working and have other things going on so I’ve been busy LOL so that’s why yesterday was the first time I was able to get on play I’ll probably get on sometime this weekend so I’ll try to send a contact thing before that so that hopefully you’ll get it and you can get to me by this weekend

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Oh I will most likely be in world this weekend! No need to use the contact form if you will be active then. It is a double XP fishing weekend and there are always a ton of fishing events going on.

Hoping to see you around SL more!

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Yes, Radegast is available for mac. Not sure what the latest version is. The latest one for windows is 2.33.

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Hi. You can visit virtualability.org to register a Second Life account. Then contact them to set up a time for someone to work with you.

To get a copy of Radegast visit:
radegast.life

Meta Chat is still in development and chatting is not working right. So you won't be able to use that.