Chase is a master of switch technology and is adept at using eye gaze technology. He is a smart, determined and inspiring 17 year old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 1). His journey to proficiency has been a progressive one, with it starting back in 2008 with his first loan of SET-BC equipment. Since then Chase has used a variety of pieces of technology to help him engage in the curriculum; from joysticks and laptops, to Classroom Suite and Kurzweil 3000. It was not until recent years, where Chase’s self-determination flourished, coinciding with some steep developments in new technology such as Apple’s built-in Switch Control and TobiiDynavox’s Windows Control via Eye Gaze. These personal and industry advancements are revealed through conversations with Chase, his peers and his teachers.
Chase chats with his good friend Aaron, who has supported him along his journey of technology discovery.
The tables are turned, and Aaron asks Chase some hard hitting questions about his experience, and sometimes reluctance, to new technology.
Curiosity, persistence and innovation from Andrew, Chase’s Education Assistant, has helped Chase recognize the power of technology.
Chase gets to sit down for an interview with Charles Poeppleman to discuss his role at Tobii Dynaovox and the future of eye gaze technology.
Charles turns the table on Chase and asks him about eye gaze technology to find out what the experience is like from a users perspective.
Watch this space evolve over 2019-20, as Chase hopes to produce more videos and technology tutorials, using his SET-BC equipment.