Communicate and control your computer using your eyes

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Optikey is an on-screen keyboard which you control with your eyes to provide an alternative to a physical mouse and keyboard.

Type by looking at the on-screen keyboard or symbols to speak out loud.

Use Optikey in full screen or partial screen sizes that you control.

Supports low cost eye trackers, touch screens, switches, your mouse, and even head movement.

Fully control your mouse cursor: move, click, drag, and scroll. Type into any application using full or simplified keyboard layouts, or even symbol boards.

More than 25 languages supported, with fully customised keyboard layouts.

From the speed and feel of selections, to the theme - make Optikey work exactly how you want with hundreds of customisable settings.


  • Full computer control & communication app - includes the features of Chat, Symbol, Mouse, and more
  • Simulate a physical mouse and keyboard, speak out loud, and much more


  • Full screen communication app - type and speak out loud
  • Full or simplified keyboard layouts available
  • Predictive text and multi-key ‘swipe’ selection for faster typing


  • Full screen communication app - select symbols and speak out loud
  • Simple symbol page sets - ideal for pre-literate users
  • Based on the Communikate CK20 pageset


  • Mouse control app - fully simulates a physical mouse
  • Includes clicking, scrolling, dragging and zooming functionality
  • Advanced eye gaze cursor control

Please note that Optikey v4 no longer supports myGaze and certain Tobii eye trackers. More information

After downloading visit Help & Support to get started


I just wanted you to know that today my husband David spoke using Optikey for the first time! I am so very grateful. This is transformation software. You have already changed our lives for the better.

Optikey is so incredible - my wife enjoys using it immensely. She can't use her hands and Optikey lets her use her PC again after 4 years because her hands are in too much pain.

We had originally looked at another option that was nearly £9,000. We started crowdfunding, but we are nowhere near that. With your software things seem possible again!

I (an occupational therapist) set this up for a client for trial on a Surface Pro and EyeGaze and had it working beautifully. Optikey is brilliant.

My dad appreciated Optikey immensely, as it gave him his voice back.

Since my family supplied me with Optikey I stopped feeling helpless. I can express my needs, share my feelings, and speak with others. Communication is most important. I am very grateful for Optikey.

I am a transverse myelitis patient. Thank you for changing my life.

Optikey is essential for my dad. I'm sure you've helped lots of people immensely.

Eye tracking tech needs to be available for all people who go through something like ALS/MND. Having a voice is so important. Thank you thank you thank you.

My father is using Optikey to comunicate - thank you very much for this software. You have given hope and a voice to my father I will always be grateful to you.

I would like to say this is a wonderful thing you are doing for people in need. You have our greatest respect for what you are doing to make such a profound difference in peoples lives.

I'm so thankful this software exists. We have tried this on our PC for my mom and for the first time in a long time she's been able to communicate exactly what she intended to, as oppose to us reading her lips and guessing.

My sincerest thanks to you for this program. This will help my best friend be able to communicate in a way that people can understand. He suffered severe brain damage and has not been able to speak clearly for many years. You are a blessing.

We are using Optikey here in Izmir, Turkey. We are so happy. Optikey is wonderful, thank you so much!

Just wanted to say that Optikey has reached all the way to the Philippines. My friend’s dad has ALS and hasn’t been able to communicate for almost 10 years now. You’re an inspiration, man.

Ahora que llevo 2 meses usando Optikey, puedo decir que uso el portátil tan rápido como antes de padecer ela, mis hijos y mi esposa alucinan. (Now that I have been using Optikey for 2 months, I can say that I use the laptop as fast as before - my children and my wife hallucinate!)

I want to thank you for the incredible gift that you have gaven to ALS patients. My father has this disease and at the moment he is losing his voice. Thank you so much, you have given us the chance to hear and help my daddy.

I trialled Optikey last night and was blown away that I was writing words with my eyes in less than two minutes. The fact this is being made available free will be a game changer for anyone with a condition that causes paralysis.

My family friends' daughter in Serbia is unable to communicate due to her speech impairment. We set up a tablet with Optikey to allow her to speak using symbols. It works perfectly! The amount of gratitude for what you’ve been building and for making it so widely available is huge. Thanks so much.

I'm really enjoying this for typing - it's got the ease of use of Grid 3, but with way better prediction. It's utterly brilliant.

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