Unlocking Abilities

Unlocking Abilities

Developing Touchscreen, Switch and       Eye Gaze Skills for Learning and Beyond

For students with impaired physical, sensory and cognitive abilities it can be difficult to identify and develop a reliable and independent access method to participate in classroom activities and therefore access the curriculum. The development of specialized mainstream and specialized assistive technology in recent years provides students with more opportunities to participate in classroom activities independently.

The Unlocking Abilities Project was kindly funded by Non-Government Centre Support For Non School Organisations of Western Australia (NGCS). A series of handouts have been produced with information on 3 different access methods (touchscreen, switch and eye gaze) and ideas for developing these skills within the classroom.  Additional resources for eye gaze were developed in the NGCS funding project Engaging in Eye Gaze and included below.  An equipment kit for each access method are available for short term loan through ILC Hire. If you would like further information on the equipment kits please contact one of our Occupational Therapists on (08) 9381 0600.

Resources for Touchscreen Skills:

Resources for Switch Skills:

Resources for Eye Gaze Skills:

For more resources about eye gaze technology check out our Engaging in Eye Gaze page