We have three papers accepted for AAATE this year, and w/b 26th August Annalu (and Kathleen!), Rolf and Chris set off to present their work. This year’s conference has Global Challenges in Assistive Technology as its theme.
Considerations and Challenges in Life Story Research
6 June 2019 Trinity College Dublin
Prof Annalu Waller: Creative technologies, capturing stories
Body of Knowledge: Art and Embodied Cognition Conference,
27 – 29 June 2019 Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes 22nd Educational Day and Research Symposium
4 – 6 September 2019 Birmingham
CIISE19 International Congress of Social and Educational Inclusion
24 – 25 October 2019 Bilbao
Conor received a medal in the Student Research Competition (SRC) of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2018) on Wednesday 24th October. Presenting his paper ‘Designing a Context Aware AAC Solution’, Conor made it through two rounds of competition to come in second place.
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Congratulations to our students who graduated yesterday. Professor Annalu Waller introduced honorary graduate Dr Martin Pistorius at the Caird Hall event, who gave a wonderful speech and later handed out certificates and medals at the Bonar Hall reception.
Professor Annalu Waller will run a two hour TCELT workshop at 2pm today (Dalhousie 2F03), Adapting Research Methods for People with Physical and Speech Impairments. Click here for more information. You can also view a copy of the presentation slides by clicking on the link below:
Our very own Prof Annalu Waller was tonight (27 Sept) awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for “designing communications systems for non-speaking individuals”. Congratulations!
The Dundee Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Group ventured out to Edinburgh for the first of three Museum After Hours events at the National Museum Scotland. Parallel with preview acts for the current Fringe Festival, the Group demonstrated an eye gaze system that allows people to work on a computer by just looking at it. This time though not work but creativity was asked for when visitors were able to use the system to paint their own Jackson Pollock style picture by just using their eyes!
Staff and volunteers from the School of Computing and the School of Medicine delivered a successful workshop at the fourth UK Council of Clinical Communication Conference held in Manchester on 11 March 2015.
The workshop showcased the work being done within the communication strand of the Dundee medical curriculum led by Drs Ching-Wa Chung and Jennifer Kennedy (GP clinical tutors) and members of the StraightTalking User Group led by Professor Annalu Waller and Mrs Kathleen Cummins from Computing.
The Stories at the Dentist project looked at the difficulties of people with a variety of disabilities when visiting their dentist. Especially if you have no speech a checkup appointment can become a daunting experience. Dr Rachel Menzies, one of the researchers of the team, has written a guest blog on our dentist project on the well know PrAACtical AAC website.