As you know, my life is dependent on my eyegaze computer, maybe not literally, but without it I wouldn't have any quality of life. However my system is almost 5 years old and it's starting to creak. There are also some hardware problems which I have to contend with. A complete system reload might solve some of the issues but then how long is the hard drive, which has been spinning at 5000 rpm, 24-7 for 5 years, going to last. Yes I could replace the hard drive but that doesn't solve the issue of the system suddenly losing all power.
So I am having to consider a new system. Apart from the significant cost, which I will come back to, it's a big decision. Despite the problems with my system it is completely familiar and I use it instinctively. The thought of learning a new system is quite daunting. On the other hand, the new system apart from being reliable, would have webcam, run more quietly , have improved sound, better environmental controls, the list goes on.
BUT, these systems still cost a small fortune (around £10k) . I paid for the first system myself and didn't expect to be around long enough to need to worry about replacing it. Survival is a costly option.
So... to get to the point, I am looking for corporate donations to fund it. I have delayed publishing this blog for several months because I feel uncomfortable asking for charity, but eventually others will probably benefit from these systems, so I am trying to view it as a delayed donation to the MNDA.
I can't promise any significant publicity for those donating, other than a mention on the blog, but it will be a very appreciated donation. And as I said when I no longer need it, both systems will be donated to the MNDA so another person can benefit from it.
So what I am asking is that you send this blog entry by forwarding this link
to any company you think might help. They can then click below to make a donation with Paypal after watching my video
I DO NOT want personal donations because you have already been generous previously. Just forward this blog entry to companies that you think might help