Eye-gaze control technology opportunities and service provision: Perspectives of people with cerebral palsy and their communication partners
Sonia Elliot, Avril Parry, and Margaret Wallen
In this webinar, the research team will share findings from their recent study about experiences of people with cerebral palsy and their communication partners about eye-gaze control technology.
The research team asked about assessment, trials, ongoing use of the technology, goals, and the range of things people are doing with their technology. The study was supported by the 2023 AGOSCI Research Grant.
With consumer research partner Avril Parry, the research team will discuss participant perspectives on what works well and what does not, and considerations for how to improve eye-gaze technology service provision. They will ask for your perspectives on how they can best share these findings so that clinicians and users can benefit.
Join the conversation to optimise the eye-gaze control technology journey for people with cerebral palsy.
Sonia is a newly graduated occupational therapist who completed this research as part of her Honours project. She has loved being a support worker for people with significant physical disabilities and complex communication needs for the past few years and is excited to begin her career as an OT in the disability sector.
Avril is 57 years old, has Cerebral Palsy and has been married for 36 years. She has been using an Accent 1400 eye gaze for past 3 years for typing, public speaking and communicating in noisy environments. Avril has a degree in Social Work, Certificate III in Medical Terminology (Honours) and Preliminary Theological Certificate (1st Class Honours). Avril directed camps for people with moderate to severe physical disabilities for 27 years and received an Order of Australia Medal for this work.
Margaret is an occupational therapist who teaches at Australian Catholic University. Margaret’s clinical and research work has been in the field of cerebral palsy. She is committed to consumer involvement in research.
This is a LIVE 60 minute webinar, free for AGOSCI members to access.
A recording will be available to AGOSCI members afterwards.
The time allocated includes time for questions.
NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 7pm
AGOSCI is grateful to Sonia, Avril and Margaret for generously sharing their resource findings for our AGOSCI audience.
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