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:

We meet regularly during two types of sessions:


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.

Drop-In Session

During the Drop-In Sessions we aim to give support with specific questions around your touch screen device.

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.


We meet in Group Sessions generally on the last Thursday of the month, 10:30am – 12:30pm (Sometimes we will have to meet on other days). Please check this website for any changes.

The next meetings are:

  • Group Session (Queen Mother Building, Seminar Room, Ground floor to the right toward the end rear of the building):
    • Thursday, 30 January 2020, 10:30am – 12:30pm;
    • Thursday, 27 February 2020, 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Please send me a short email if you are planning to join a group session for the first time: Rolf Black, r.black@dundee.ac.uk

  • Drop-In Sessions (Queen Mother Building, User Centre, Ground Floor to the right): Please send me an email if you would like to come to a drop-in session: Rolf Black, r.black@dundee.ac.uk.


Queen Mother Building

The Tap and Talk sessions will 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:

Rolf BlackRolf Black

Rehabilitation Engineer
Project Manager

Contact: r.black@dundee.ac.uk
Phone: 01382 386530

Website: aac.dundee.ac.uk/rolfblack

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.