Clicker Success Stories
Parent of Becky, aged 9.
My daughter Becky is 9 years old and has severe athetoid cerebral palsy affecting her whole body. She cannot sit unsupported, stand or walk, so is in a wheelchair. She cannot coordinate her arm or hand movements so she is generally unable to use them. However she is extremely bright and she learnt how to use a head switch for computer access from an early age.
Becky has been using Clicker for about 4½ years now, and for the past 20 months, she has been accessing it using a Tobii eye tracker (she used the head switch before that). This equipment has transformed her life and given her some independence for the first time ever.
Becky has always been creative and shown a strong interest in making pictures and doing arts & crafts, but had never been able to do any of it independently. Once she started using her Tobii C12 device with Clicker, we were in for a lovely surprise! With eye-gaze access using her Tobii CEye eye tracking device, she was no longer constrained by the scanning grids in the software and she could choose the tools, styles & colours for her picture simply by staring at them with her eyes to select what she wanted and placing them exactly where she wanted on the page – she was off!
We have since been blessed with many beautiful pictures from her, thanks to Clicker!
Becky painted the picture on the left using Clicker’s painting tools in Oct 2010 for the Blue Peter Whizz-Kidz GoCardz appeal to help raise money for the charity Whizz-Kidz, who funded her powered wheelchair. The people from Tobii saw this picture and decided to use it for their corporate Christmas card in Dec 2010, donating £1 to Whizz-Kidz for every card they sent out. So, Becky raised about £700 for Whizz-Kidz from this picture!
Peppa Pig Family, James and the Giant Peach and the Royal Wedding.