Conversations with Chase
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.