Tap and Talk

Tap and Talk LogoTap and Talk is a support group for adults with aphasia. We aim to help with the use of iPads.

iPads can help when communicating by giving access to images, speech output of written text and communication programs such email and web browsers.

This movie is now available as an App for your iPad (or iPhone). Please take a look at the “I have Aphasia” app on the App Store.

We are working on an Android version, please be patient and check our App web page.

Watch all our short films about aphasia we have been creating during an 8 week workshop with Andrew Low, funded by NHS Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust THAT and documented by Steve Soave: aac.dundee.ac.uk/tap-and-talk/animation-workshop.

What are we doing:


Group Session

During the Group Sessions we will learn about the use of our touch screen device. We will practice using different programs on the device which help with communication.

We will record these sessions and collect information from the participants to help with our research and support others who want to set up similar self help groups.


Our Group Sessions are currently not happening due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Instead we have successfully transitioned to online video conference meeting every two weeks.

Please send me a short email if you are interested in joining a session for the first time: Annalu Waller, a.waller@dundee.ac.uk


Queen Mother Building

+++ We are currently not meeting at the University due to COVID-19 +++

The Tap and Talk sessions usually take place in the Queen Mother Building at the University of Dundee. Please follow the signs when you enter the building. You can find a description of how to find us on our Contact page. Disabled parking next to the building is available.

Address: Queen Mother Building, University of Dundee, Balfour Street (Park Wynd), Dundee, DD1 4HB (Please use this postcode when using a SatNav. Do not use the University postcode – it will take you to the other end of the campus.)


Please get in touch if you have any questions. You can download our info postcard with our contact details or look at our Contact page for more information:

Info Postcard

You can also find us on Facebook: facebook.com/tapandtalk or follow us on Instagram: @tap.and.talk

Professor Annalu Waller

Professor, Computing, School of Science and Engineering

Contact: a.waller@dundee.ac.uk
Phone: 01382 386530

Website: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/people/annalu-waller

Kathleen CumminsKathleen Cummins

Project Manager/Support Worker

Contact: k.y.cummins@dundee.ac.uk
Phone: 01382 386532

There is now also a Tap and Talk Group in Glasgow. This group was set up with the help of the Tap and Talk group in Dundee (funded by SCVO) and now support by CHSS. Please get in touch with Bronwyn for further information:

Bronwyn Tibbs, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland,
Contact: bronwyn.tibbs@chss.org.uk, Phone: 07501 222 738.