MUSIC-CAN! A workshop that explores music making using assistive technology

Can you create music by using just your eyes?

What can….

Motivate engagement with assistive technology?

Unlock self-expression and hidden potential?

Shape each session to the needs of the participants?

Introduce concepts of cause and effect, turn-taking and pre/early communication?

Cultivate a culture of creative learning that embeds assistive technology into daily activities?

Challenge misconceptions about the learning ability of people with complex physical and cognitive disabilities?

Achieve results?

Navigate obstacles alongside participants, family and support staff?



Mr X is an up-and-coming 23 year old musician, songwriter and film maker with cerebral palsy. He is non-verbal and has very limited movement. Mr X wrote his debut single using a computer operated by his eye movements and played various virtual instruments. In this workshop you’ll watch the video of his single and find out how he wrote the music and made an accompanying music video. You will then have a rare opportunity to try out the eyegaze technology yourself.



Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, UK

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