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Debbie Inkley

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Eye Gaze at Adult Day Care Centers

EagleEyes is now being used at several adult day care centers across the country. Many adults are left out of assistive technology once they are too old for the school systems. EagleEyes eye controlled computer mouse allows these individuals the chance to recreate, communicate and learn new things.

By using a computer mouse, these individuals can explore the world around them and express their true intellect and personality. EagleEyes is a great alternative when infrared devices may not have been a good fit. EagleEyes allows the user to be in any position and even allows for head movement. Users can use a combination of head and eye movement to control the mouse.

If you would like to see EagleEyes in your adult day care center, contact us for more information.

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Free Computer Board Maker Program

We have been fortunate enough to have a software developer named Guy Barker, in Washington, who has been working with us to develop a free easy to use board maker program. It is called Herbi Speaks. It is Windows based and can be downloaded for free athttp://www.herbi.org/HerbiSpeaks/HerbiSpeaks.htm...

This program is still in development and new features are being added every month so check back for more updates. If you update to a new version of Herbi Speaks you will need to uninstall the old one first.

As a Free Board Maker you can add as many buttons as you want, add pictures and text and even create multiple boards in one file and link them together with buttons. The files can also be shared if you wanted to send them to other people. We wanted to provide a free board maker that was easy to use for parents and teacher to have the ability to educate and communicate with their children. You can use any pictures from your computer and the text is spoken when the button is selected.

Keep an eye out, as time rolls on we will be adding a section on our website where you can share and download Herbi Speaks Files for free.

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Volunteers to Work with Individuals with Special Needs

The Opportunity Foundation of America, based in Utah, is always looking for volunteers to work with children and adults with special needs. With busy schedules, parents and teachers lack the time to spend one on one time with EagleEyes. Our Volunteers are trained on how to use the EagleEyes eye controlled mouse so they can unlock the world of an individual with disabilities.

Many of these individuals have never had the consistent opportunity to unlock and interact with the world around them. Many are simply stuck in their bodies, unable to communicate. By working with them using EagleEyes you have the opportunity to reveal their true intelligence and personality. The experience changes the volunteer as much as the EagleEyes user.

If you are interested in volunteering in the special needs community, please contact us to find out if there is an EagleEyes user near you, or if you know someone who could use this life changing technology. We have users all over the country, so contact us if you are interested.

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 4:11 PM

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse in Schools

EagleEyes eye controlled mouse and eye gaze system is used in schools in a variety of ways. One system can accommodate as many users as needed. Some schools have a designated EagleEyes room for the child to be alone without distractions. Another school uses it in the classroom so the other kids can watch and wait for their turn. It is a way for them to be the star of the show.

EagleEyes can open the world to education, communication and recreation. As a general mouse replacement, EagleEyes can be used with commercially available board makers and other mouse driven programs. It can also be used with many online activities and subscriptions such as Starfall or other online resources.

EagleEyes is a great alternative to infrared eye tracking devices. EagleEyes does not require the user to hold their head still or in a specific position. EagleEyes can be used standing up, laying down, sitting down, head tilted sideways or any other way you can think. (even upside down if you want) The user can use their head and eye movement to move the mouse cursor.

If you have tried an infrared device without success, EagleEyes may be the answer you are looking for. EagleEyes may even be used as a gateway device to prepare an individual to be able to transition to an infrared device.

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 4:01 PM

How do you use EagleEyes?

Please tell the community how you are using EagleEyes? For example, what is your favorite activity? Do you use it at school? How do others interact with your EagleEyes use? What are your goals you are working on? What have you accomplished? etc.

As an example, Jennifer Schroeder writes: "I have had a great time working with my Ketchikan kids recently with EE. The high school teacher is so good, she lets the class have a dance party pretty much every day so that my girl can pick and choose songs for the class. She is the most popular girl around when that happens!"

Posted on April 08, 2014 at 12:27 PM

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Posted on September 15, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Facebook contact

Hi Kristy...thank you so much for posting on the OFOA Forum. When you have a minute go to Facebook (EagleEyes and OFOA) and you will be able to see several of our families. Would love to have a few more pictures of Tyler. Please call or email me with can questions you might havesmiling

Posted on July 01, 2012 at 2:39 PM

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