Eye Control Hints and Tips

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A multimedia training resource to make the initial assessment process and eye control take-up as successful as possible for as many people as possible.

Instructions and Permission to use

Microsoft Power Point Show (*.pps) - If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed to your computer (or if you have an old version of the PowerPoint), you may need a stand-alone PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (or 2003 version) to view the PPS files.

To download the presentation, first click the link (if the download does not start, try clicking the link with the right mouse button and select "save as ..."). Please be patient, it may take some time for the multimedia files to download completely. Uncompress the files in the ZIP packet into one directory.

To view the presentation, double click the .PPS file. Select "read only" if PowerPoint shows a dialog asking for either a password or read only mode. If you have any problems in running the presentation (e.g. you don't hear the sound when clicking the sound icon), please try opening the presentation (the .pps file) in the newest version of the PowerPoint Viewer.

Adobe PDF (*.pdf) - You need Adobe PDF Reader to view the PDF files.

Permissions and Conditions of use:

The presentations are available as they are, free of charge, for personal, educational or academic use for educators, academics, people working in the field of assistive technology, users and their helpers. Use of images, videos or sound files separately (taken out from the presentation) require explicit permission from the original authors. Text can be quoted if proper references to the original material and authors is provided.

COGAIN will not be responsible for any potential misinformation or damage caused by the material. Please contact the original authors of the presentations (or info@cogain.org) if you have any questions.


Presentation Files

Who can benefit from Eye Control and how
Mick Donegan (ACE Centre)

  • File:Benefits.zip (31.6 MB) - ZIP packet containing the PowerPoint Show (*.pps file) + linked video files
  • File:Benefits.pps (19 MB) - the presentation and embedded sound files in one big file. Note that this version does not include the videos, click the web links provided in the presentation to view the videos online (internet connection required).
  • File:Benefits.pdf (1.3 MB) - slides only (no sound)
  • File:Benefits-notes.pdf (0.6 MB) - notes


Planning and carrying out an eye-control assessment
Margret Buchholz and Eva Holmqvist (DART, Sahlgrenska University Hospital)


Environmental and ergonomic issues
Eva Holmqvist and Margret Buchholz (DART, Sahlgrenska University Hospital)


Which software can we use for Eye-Control - Assessment and Implementation. An Introduction.
Mick Donegan (ACE Centre)

  • File:Software.zip (64.7 MB) - a ZIP packet containing the PowerPoint Show (*.pps) + linked video files
  • File:Software.pps (49.3 MB) - the presentation and embedded sound files in one big file. Note that this version does not include the videos, click the web links provided in the presentation to view the videos online (internet connection required).
  • File:Software.pdf (4.8 MB) - slides only (no sound)
  • File:Software-notes.pdf (2.4 MB) - notes


Adaptation of eye gaze communication aids for users with visual problems
Jacques Charlier and Sébastien Vermandel (Metrovision)
Dr Sabine Defoort-Dhellemmes (Lille Medical Center)


Making implementation a success: Access to mainstream software
Sébastien Vermandel and Jacques Charlier (Metrovision)

  • File:Mainstream.zip (10.4 MB) - a ZIP packet containing the PowerPoint Show (*.pps) with embedded sounds + a linked video file
  • File:Mainstream.pps (7.6 MB) - presentation and sound files embedded. Note that this version does not include the video, click the web link provided in the presentation to view the video online (internet connection required).
  • File:Mainstream.pdf (1.4 MB) - slides only (no sound)
  • File:Mainstream-notes.pdf (0.5 MB) - notes


Eye Tracking Impact on Quality-of-Life
The case of ALS Patients in Torino
A. Calvo, A. Chiò, P. Ghiglione, V. Pasian, A. Vignola (Centro SLA, Ospedale "Molinette")
E. Castellina, F. Corno, L. Farinetti (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)

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