Eye really just don’t know!?!?!

Are you supporting someone who you think might benefit from eye gaze technology?

Are you totally confused as to the range of options that are available?

In the last five years, eye gaze technology has improved dramatically. Many people with significant physical disabilities can use this access method to control computers or speech generating devices to do such things as chat to their classmates, order a meal, email at work, listen to their favourite music or change the channel on their TV!

There are a number of eye controlled SGDs available now and choosing the “right” one for the clients that you support has become increasingly harder.

I have put together an eye gaze comparison chart, downloadable from our FAQ section, that compares the features of three eye gaze systems that are currently available from Spectronics:

These devices are also available for loan to anywhere in Australia or New Zealand through our Equipment Trial Scheme. You can try the equipment for up to two weeks for FREE to ensure that you are making the right decision (an extra two weeks is available at a cost).

Of course, if you have any further questions about any of these devices, you can always call us and ask to speak to one of our three Speech Pathologists, Jane Farrall, Charlene Cullen or Katie Lyon.

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About Katie Lyon

Katie is a speech pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant who has been working with young children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 13 years. She has had worked in various roles including Coordinator of the Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme and Regional Communication Service in Victoria as part of the state-wide Communication Access Network. She has a keen interest in supporting families, teachers, direct support workers and therapists to access information about AAC and assistive technology through education and training. She currently works part-time with Spectronics and part-time with the Communication Resource Centre at Scope in Victoria.

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