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Making art with the eyes – Sarah Ezekiel and Lifelites

Lifelites is one of the charities that we are supporting this year. They bring technology to children in hospices across the British Isles in order to make their lives a little bit easier. Lots of these children can’t interact with the world in the way that we understood as “standard” until now, and the access to these fantastic devices don’t do anything else but bring joy to them.

One of these magic devices is the Eyegaze, a technology that allows people to paint and to do other activities just with the movement of their eyes. Sarah Ezekiel is one of Lifelites’ ambassadors and one of the most famous eyegaze artists around the world.

She was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2000 at the age of 32 at the same time she was a young mum. Sarah studied art history and art, but when she lost the use of her hands due to MND she thought she would never create anything again. Eyegaze technology changed that and today, Sarah not only creates amazing pieces but she also exhibits her art in exhibitions around the world.

In the video below, she tells her story and how the use of eyegaze not only changed her life after being diagnosed but also helped her to achieve her dream of becoming an artist.