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Congratulations to our RA Conor McKillop!

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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Museum After Hours event at the National Museum Scotland

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!


A panoramic view of the event (courtesy of Rolf)

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DAAC Research Group at the UK Council of Clinical Communication Conference

Participants in discussion at the workshopStaff 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.

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Workshop: Using iPads with people who have difficulty communicating

Logo Now Hear MeThis free hands on workshop is run by the Tayside Right to Speak Project and SCTCI (Scottish Centre for Technology for the Communication Impaired) who specialise in providing people who have communication impairments with the support they need.

Date: March 4th
Time: 1.30 -4.00pm

Registration now open, limited spaces, please download the flyer for more information on the Workshop.

Voice@Work, a Guide for employers for the inclusion of people without speech

Portrait Jan-Oliver WülfingPortrait Gregor RennerSeminar: Voice@Work with Jan-Oliver Wülfing und Prof Gregor Renner

This seminar will address employment issues faced by people who use AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).
Jan will present his project Voice@Work which had the aim to develop a guide for employers for the inclusion of people with complex communication needs (CCN) in an ergonomically designed regular workplace.

Download the flyer with more information on the seminar and the speakers (PDF).

The Seminar takes place at the Dundee AAC Group in two weeks time for our weekly seminars:

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12pm
Wolfson Theatre
Queen Mother Building (download PDF map, building 26)
School of Computing, Univeristy of Dundee

All welcome!

You can download the guide for employers on inclusion of people with complex communication needs (CCN) in an ergonomically designed regular workplace from Jan’s academia website: Inklusion in den 1. Arbeitsmarkt – es geht! Leitfaden zur gesundheitsgerechten Gestaltung von Arbeit für unterstützt kommunizierende Personen (sorry, only in German).