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ATP040202: No-fuss, effective, REMOTE eyegaze assessments

Overview

How do you combine easily-available tools with new techniques to ensure a successful eyegaze assessment performed remotely? In this session I share my pre-assessment screening technique used to identify the most likely eye-tracker to support each individual. I also describe the technology and processes I use during the assessment with the eye-tracker, and how I identify and mitigate eye conditions that may affect access. All done without entering the client's home!

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Compare three advantages and disadvantages of eyegaze assessment performed remotely
Second Learning Objective: Identify three technologies and features that will help you perform an effective eyegaze assessment
Third Learning Objective: Describe four common barriers to successful eyegaze access and how these can be identified and mitigated in a remote assessment

Primary Strand

Assistive Technology for Physical Access and Participation

Secondary Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

  • Accessibility Professional
  • AT Specialists
  • Communication Specialist
  • Disability Services
  • Government/Non-Profit Agencies
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

Experience Level

Intermediate

Primary Life Cycle Addressed

All

Content Area

Professional Area

Course Schedule

This course was included in the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event education program.

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

ASHA CE Information: 
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 4, 2021

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:

 AOTA; CRC; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.

Please refer to the CRC AT for Physical Access and Participation Series page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.

Speaker/s:

Charlie Danger, OT/R, ATP

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Specialist

Biography

Charlie Danger, OT/R, ATP, is an experienced and creative occupational therapist passionate about the role of assistive technology in enabling individuals to participate fully in their lives.

Charlie has a rich experience in the AT field, his previous positions including Lead Assessor for Physical Disabilities & Switch Access at AbilityNet, the UK’s largest assistive technology charity. He has also worked as a consultant for UK schools, universities, charities and health services. Charlie spent five years overseeing the professional development and quality assurance processes of a new assistive technology programme in the Qatar public health service.

On returning to England, Charlie worked as a Senior AAC Consultant at Ace Centre and is currently a Clinical Specialist at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust working in AAC and Environmental Control.

Charlie’s interest in assistive technology extends beyond the traditional occupational therapy domain; his interest in AAC has led him to study an MSc in Language and Communication Impairment in Children at the University of Sheffield.

Charlie has previously spoken at a number of events including RNIB TechShare, GREAT (Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology conference) and has spoken at ATIA five times prior to 2021.

He is an approved AT Practitioner of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and is registered with the UK HCPC and Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Salary from employment. 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
Register member with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists in the United Kingdom.