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Straight Talking Group presents at CM 2021

This year’s Communication Matters (CM) conference will be fully online and our Straight Talking Group (STG) will be presenting their take on staying in touch via Zoom during the pandemic lockdown.

Screenshot of Zoom meeting with 15 members of STG
A Zoom Meeting of the Straight Talking Group

Our User Centre groups, including STG, had been affected, as had been so many other groups, by not being able to meet face to face during lockdown. STG successfully rose to the challenge of keeping up meeting by exploring and implementing video group calls. This can indeed be a challenge when your video conferencing platform is also your communication aid platform – all members of the STG use some form of AAC.

Read more about this challenge or even better, join the group at the CM Conference – registration is now open – for a presentation on the way to not only successfully meeting online but also keeping up teaching on AAC.

Prof Annalu Waller awarded Honorary Fellowship

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”. ┬áCongratulations!

Prof Annalu Waller with HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, Patron of the RCSLT, and Sir George Cox, RCSLT President. Credit: Geoff Wilson Photography

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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