Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Join AAC talks by Professor Annalu Waller from the University of Dundee

Professor of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee, Annalu Waller will be visiting Yorkshire in May with not one but two talks on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Join Annalu as she discusses current research into AAC and how this can impact on AAC practice. Annalu will also present her exciting current AAC project: ACE-LP

  • Tuesday 2nd May from 15:30 – 17:00: Augmenting Communication Using Environmental Data to Drive Language Prediction, Barnsley Hospital, Education Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (S75 2EP) – register here.
  • Wednesday 3rd May from 12:15 – 14:00: Emerging AAC Technologies: Training Assistive Technologists, University of Sheffield, ICOSS Conference Room (S1 4DP) – contact l.murray@sheffield.ac.uk to attend.

Professor Waller is an internationally recognised researcher in AAC and Assistive Technology and an engaging speaker. Annalu has been based in Computing at the University of Dundee since 1989. She helped to establish 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 visit is organised by Barnsley AT Team. Their aim is to improve the independence of people with disabilities through provision of specialised services for Augmentative Communication Aids and Environmental Controls.
For more information about these events please contact l.murray@sheffield.ac.uk.

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