IAmA 22 year old disabled woman who uses an eyegaze system to speak. AMA.
The eyegaze system is a computer that is hooked up to a mount attached to my wheelchair. I cannot speak verbally and I am quadriplegic. This computer allows me to use my eyes to speak. An attachment on the bottom of the computer tracks my eyes and when I look at a button for more than a few seconds, it "presses" it. I am able to control a laptop, the television, and the phone with this device. I have only been using this system for 6 months and would like the opportunity to practice using it and talking to people on here. I am being assisted by an aide. I am choosing not to post a photo of myself because I have been harassed by devotees/people with fetishes in the past when I first began to use the internet. I have sent a photo of myself using the device to mods, and you can view the device here: