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The ‘Engaging in Eye Gaze: Collaborating and Consulting with Schools’ and ‘Access all Learning Areas’ projects were funded by the Non Government Centre Support for Non-School Organisations (NGCS) of Western Australia.  These projects built on the previous work and resources from the NGCS funded Unlocking Abilities project.  A video series and additional information sheets have been produced to support successful use of eye gaze technology and use in the classroom.

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Introduction to Eye Gaze Technology

Eye gaze technology is one option that students with complex physical needs might use to access a computer or communication device. This emerging technology can break down barriers to accessing communication and learning for some students who find it difficult to point or manipulate learning materials.



Considerations for Choosing an Eye Gaze System

With a range of different eye gaze technology options on the market it can be difficult to know which options to choose. Each system contains its own features and benefits which means no one system will be the best choice for everyone. When selecting an eye gaze system for an individual, or for a number of students to use in a school, it’s important to consider the features that are needed and then compare systems based on these needs.



Factors for Success: The Four P's

An eye gaze system can be complex technology to integrate into everyday life. There are a number of factors that can lead to more successful implementation and better outcomes for students. 

See our handouts about the four key factors (The Four P’s) to consider when someone is new to eye gaze, including: 
  1. Positioning and Setup
  2. Parallel Learning
  3. Pause
  4. Practice 
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Keys to Developing Eye Gaze Skills

There are a range of cognitive and motor skills involved for different activities. As with any new tool, students need opportunities and support to learn how to operate an eye gaze system.
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Eye Gaze and Environmental Control

While we might often consider eye gaze devices to be used for communication, recreation and leisure tasks, they can also be used to control the environment around the user. These handouts provide information on what aspects of an eye gaze user's environment can be controlled with their device, and how to do this using power sockets, infrared connectivity, and Smart Assistants (e.g. Siri, Alexa).

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Eye Gaze Software Activities 

These handouts provide information on activities within common eye gaze software programs. This includes brief activity descriptions, Eye Gaze Skills Monitoring Keys different activities may target, and corresponding WA Curriculum Content Descriptors. 
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Eye Gaze for the English Curriculum

Eye Gaze for the Mathematics Curriculum


Eye Gaze for the Arts Curriculum