Students who have significant physical disabilities can benefit greatly from advances in “eye-gaze technology.”
With various platforms, students move their eyes to type letters or select pre-programed phrases. They can also navigate the internet and use computer programs with eye movements.
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At Kent Intermediate School District in Michigan, the technology has been a game-changer for an 18-year-old junior who has cerebral palsy and can’t control her body movements.
“If you saw her, you would think this would never work because her body is moving all the time,” says Kindy Segovia, the district’s assistive technology coordinator. “But with eye-gaze technology, she communicates completely independently.”