Eye Gaze games is our site of free and accessible games that are playable with just your eyes using an eye gaze camera.
There are two main ways to play for eye gaze users either using ‘Big Buttons’ or a ‘Direct’ selection.
Both these modes can also be used with your eye gaze camera either using pointer control or a gaze selection type control method depending on what you use and what options your camera has. In this example we will be showing how to set up
EyeGazeGames.com for using pointer control to interact with the site using its built-in dwell selection tool.
In the initial setup wizard you will be led through some questions to help you set up the website in the way you want to access it. This appears when you first load the site and can also be accessed from the settings button. You can also go back to tweak controls from the settings screen. We’ll go through the wizard to explain the options. The first option is to choose whether to use built-in dwell or your own click method for pointer control. You can either use the built-in selection or your own click for selection, such as your own blink, switch or dwell. You may prefer to use the site’s built-in click tool which will target dwell selections in the centre of buttons. Some people find this helps with accuracy of selections by drawing the users gaze to the center of the buttons. If your eye gaze software allows you to hide your mouse cursor, this can help further by removing the distraction of the cursor altogether, if it isn’t needed for reference. If you choose the website’s dwell click, be sure to turn off your own version of click selection. You can then choose how long you would like the dwell to take as well as its appearance, showing either as a translucent light blue shrinking dot or as a red clock animation. You can then choose whether to use ‘Big Buttons’ by selecting ‘Normal’ or a ‘Direct’ selection by selecting ‘Precise.’ If using big buttons you can play using larger targets. With direct selection, smaller targets on the game board are available. For example, if using big buttons to play Four in a Row, use the button on the left to choose the column and then use the button on the right to drop your piece. In Solitaire, Chess and Checkers use the top left button to select a piece, bottom left to choose where to move it to and the button on the right to make a move. You can also use a combination of both techniques if that suits you for different games by using the on-screen button to switch between the two options. For Sudoku and Sudoku Monsters, you select the area of the board you want to edit and keep selecting it until the cell you want to edit is highlighted. Then use the ‘Big Button’ on the left to choose the number or monster you want to put into that cell.
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Eye Gaze Games is a site of free and accessible web games, that are playable with just your eyes, using an eye gaze camera.
In this video we will be showing how to set up eyegazegames.com for using the pointer control (mouse emulation) method for interacting with the site.
There are two main ways to play for eye gaze users. Either using ‘Big Buttons’ or ‘Direct’ selection. Both of which can be accessed using pointer control (mouse emulation) or gaze selection methods, depending on what you use with your eye gaze camera.
Visit https://eyegazegames.com/ to give it a try!
How to Set Up Eyegazegames.com for Gaze Selection Play:
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Video by Liz Power & Bill Donegan.