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ISAAC 2014 - 372 - Eye Gaze Technology (EGT): considerations for writing and implications for interface design

ISAAC 2014 - 372 - Eye Gaze Technology (EGT): considerations for writing and implications for interface design

Recently some of the team presented at ISAAC in Lisbon on the subject of Eye Gaze Technology and how individuals learn to the use the equipment successfully alongside literacy development - discussing the challenges and thoughts about how the interface needs to be designed. The full details can be found below. 

Short Abstract:

Eyegaze technology has been revolutionary to allow numerous individuals to communicate with a level of ease and simplicity that was previously not possible. As an access method to technology it leads to some interesting problems in regards to designing user interfaces for efficient and reliable control of the computing environment. The effect known as the "Midas Touch" problem is a particular area that has caused user interface and computer science much discussion to suggested solutions; however some are seen as more successful (natural and fast) than others. When using an eyegaze system for writing phrases and sentences these challenges are often greater due to the need to check and review text entry; particularly for those with developing literacy. This presentation aims to summarise the published work in this area and discuss suggested solutions in the field, through the use of case studies.

Full longer abstract with references can be found here

Presentation (in PDF form)
PageSets demonstrating the two-step type keyboard
PageSet demonstrating a Clicker type interface (not demonstrated during talk)
Clicker - Quick Word Bank Connectives demonstrated 

Reference: "Eyegaze technology; considerations for using in recording and implications for AAC interface design. In ISAAC 2014 (23 July 2014) by Sara Dale, Will Wade"  (more information here: http://openconf.faiddsolutions.com/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=summary.php&id=372)