Louise Misner, left, talks to her daughter Joellan Huntley who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a 1996 car accident, at the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville, N.S. on Tuesday.

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WATERVILLE, N.S.—As her grey-blue eyes move ever so slightly, Joellan Huntley’s determination to be heard becomes immediately clear.
Unable to speak or move her body because of catastrophic brain injuries she suffered in a car crash when she was 15, the Nova Scotia woman made headlines last week when her family revealed she had used the latest eye-gaze tracking technology to speak to them for the first time in 21 years.
During a news conference Tuesday at a rehabilitation centre in a rural corner of Nova Scotia, Huntley shifted her eyes as she looked at her computer tablet when a reporter asked her speech language pathologist if the technology had improved in recent years.
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