Telling Tales : Unlocking the Potential of AAC Technologies.

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
2017 Invited Winter Lecture:


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) has been transformed by the social media revolution made possible by the emergence of mobile technology. The cumbersome dedicated devices of the seventies have evolved into a burgeoning AAC app industry. But the limited use and abandonment of AAC technologies remains high. Unlocking the untapped potential of technology requires a paradigm shift in the design of AAC technologies by building systems which minimise the cognitive load placed on users, adapting to their individual physical and language needs. Telling Tales will share insights and stories of how the combination of user-centred design, interdisciplinary research and the application of intelligent computing is providing a vision of future generations of AAC.
Period5 Dec 2017
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • AAC
  • Assistive Technology
  • communication