Tobii i12This online course is intended to provide an overview of eye gaze technology, and the steps that teams may take in determining whether this may be an appropriate tool to use with students they support. The modules in this series will provide an overview of the learning curve involved in using eye gaze assistive technology, as well as student and team considerations which may impact success. Additionally, this course will explore how eye gaze technology works, and the optimal positioning and setup required to facilitate success. Device specific information, trailing strategies and general tips and tricks will be provided via presentations, tutorials and handouts.

Module 1: Introduction and Overview of the course

Module 1 provides a brief overview of eye gaze technology, and the modules that follow in this course.

Introduction and OverviewContact Us

Module 2: Eye Gaze Considerations

Module 2 provides information regarding the student and team factors that need to be considered when deciding if eye gaze is an appropriate assistive technology solution for a student. The learning curve involved in using eye gaze technology is also detailed.

What is Eye Gaze?Is Eye Gaze the Right Choice?Student ConsiderationsThe Eye Gaze Learning CurveResearch and ReflectionContact Us
Etran Board

Module 3: Positioning and Set-up

Module 3 focuses on how to set up and position an eye gaze system, so optimal access can be achieved.

Positioning and SetupSeating and PositioningUnderstanding Eye TrackerPositioning of the Eye Gaze DeviceEyes: Health, Vision and RecognitionCalibrationContact Us
QRM Desktop Mount Set-up

Module 4: Devices and Technology Tutorials

Module 4 details the various eye gaze devices supported by SET-BC. Comprehensive video and written tutorials are provided, detailing how to use the devices.

Available Eye Gaze DevicesTobii Dynavox Eye Gaze DevicesEye Gaze SoftwarePRC Accent NuEyeContact Us
EyeMobile Plus

EyeMobile Plus

PC Eye Mini: Tobii Gaze Interaction Software (TGIS)

PCEye Explore


PCEye Go


QRM Desktop Mount Set-up

Module 5: AAC and Curricular Software for Eye Gaze

Module 5 details the various software titles compatible with the eye gaze devices supported by SET-BC. Comprehensive video and written tutorials are provided, detailing how to use the software with eye gaze access

AAC and Curricular Eye Gaze SoftwareEye Gaze Software for Skill DevelopmentEye Gaze Software for CommunicationEye Gaze Software for LiteracyContact Us
Look to Learn
Look to Learn

Sensory Eye FX

Sensory Eye FX

Gaze Viewer

Gaze Viewer Software


Compass Part 1Compass Part 2

Communicator 5

Communicator 5 Series Part 1Communicator 5 Series Part 2Communicator 5 Series Part 3

Gaze Point

Gaze Point configuration for screen interaction with the cursor
Gaze Point configuration to allow left-mouse clicksGaze Point Implementation in the classroom

In this tutorial, Gaze Point is set up to introduce learners to the idea of moving their eyes around the screen like a cursor. At this stage, the learner will get a response depending on where they look, without initiating a left-mouse click.

In this tutorial, Gaze Point is set up to help learners target a specific area on the screen and choose an option.  Learners will dwell their gaze on their preferred option, launching a left-mouse click. An accurate calibration is recommended for this stage of learning.

Teachers can support a student learn eye gaze skills within the context of typical classroom routines.   This tutorial will demonstrate how Gaze Point can be configured to activate an online spinner that can be used in a range of educational activities.

Module 6: Effective Trials

Module 6 details the steps involved for a district specialist in completing an effective eye gaze trial. Completing effective trials will enhance student and team success, in meeting goals.

Setting Up an Effective Eye Gaze TrialDuring and Following the Eye Gaze TrialContact Us

Eye Gaze Technology Online Course Resources

Journal Articles

  • Egilson S., Traustadottir R. (2009). Participation of students with physical disabilities in the school environment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 264–272.
  • Eye tracking research to answer questions about augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention. By Krista Wilkinson and Teresa Mitchell
  • Preliminary Study of Gaze Toward Humans in Photographs by Individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, or Other Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Design of Visual Scene Displays
  • Krista M. Wilkinson & Janice Light, Jan 2017 , Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2014; 30(2): 130–146
  • Using an Eye-Gaze System with Two Primary School Pupils with Severe Accessing Difficulties, by hannah Curry and Sarah Woodward (Communication matters, nov 2007, vol 21)