Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee, has been awarded an OBE for her services to people with complex communication needs. Professor Waller has been based in Computing at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties. She works closely with children and adults with disabilities, involving service users in the development of innovative technologies.
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.