June 2020. Abi Roper. “Designing for Users with Aphasia” 24-hour Virtual Teach-in AphasiaAccess.org, online. [🎥 Watch the talk here]
June 2020. Abi Roper introduces and demonstrates MakeWrite – an accessible creative writing app from the INCA project. HCI Summer Festival, online. [🎥 Watch the talk here]
June 2020. Abi Roper. “The Aphasia Software Finder: everything you ever wanted to know!” Aphasia Access Fireside Chat. AphasiaAccess.org, online. [🎥 Watch the talk here]
May 2019. Abi Roper. “Accessibility and Aphasia.” AVIVA Accessibility Awareness talk. AVIVA UK, London.
June 2018. Abi Roper, Timothy Neate, Stephanie Wilson and Jane Marshall. “Designing for Users with Aphasia – Dos and Don’ts”. London Accessibility Meetup #15, London, UK.[🎥 Watch the talk here][📄Download the poster to accompany this talk here]
June 2018. Abi Roper. “Vision-based Gesture Recognition Technology Supports Gesture Learning in Severe Aphasia”. Invited talk – Workshop: Gesture & Technology 2018, University of Warwick, UK
May 2018. Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Timothy Neate, Jane Marshall. “Introduction to the INCA project and results of a user study investigating the accessibility of Social Networking Apps”. Invited talk – The Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK.
May 2018.Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Timothy Neate, Jane Marshall. “INCA project lightning talk”. Invited talk – Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Excellence Network Meeting, London, UK.
April 2018.Abi Roper, Brian Grellmann, Stephanie Wilson, Jane Marshall and Timothy Neate. “Accessibility of Social Media Apps for People with Aphasia – a User Study”. Presentation at the British Aphasiology Society Research Update Meeting, Birmingham, UK.
September 2017. Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Jane Marshall, Timothy Neate and Madeline Cruice – UCL Aphasia Research Group, London, UK – “INCA Project: Inclusive Digital Content for People with Aphasia” – Invited talk. [🖥 Download the slides here]
June 2017. Abi Roper, Tess Lancashire, Rebecca Byrne & Madeline Cruice – Nordic Aphasia Conference 2017: Meaningful outcomes, Copenhagen, Denmark – “Meaningful Individualised Goal-setting within a Computer Training Course for Adults with Chronic Aphasia” – Poster presentation. [📜 Download the poster here]
June 2017. Abi Roper, Anna Caute, Lucy Dipper & Madeleine Pritchard – Language as a Form of Action, Rome, Italy – “The Clinical Utility of Gesture Coding Frameworks” – Poster presentation. [📜 Download the poster here]
July 2016 – 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, France – “Can People with Severe Aphasia Benefit from Computer-delivered Gesture Therapy?” – Symposium presentation
Nov 2015 – Therapy Ideas Live Conference, London – “Work with Clients to Set Ambitious Goals” – Invited talk
Sept 2015 – British Aphasiology Society Conference, London, UK – “Computer Gesture Therapy for People with Severe Aphasia: Effects on tests of spoken naming” – Platform presentation
Oct 2014 – Conference of Culture and Neuroscience, Warsaw, Poland – “Computer Rehabilitation – Aphasia joins the conversation” – Invited talk. [🔊Listen to the talk (plus an introduction in Polish) here.]
Oct 2013 – ASSETS Accessible Computing Conference, Bellevue, WA, USA – “Accessibility of Computer Therapy and Technology for People with Aphasia” – Poster Presentation and Doctoral Consortium Attendee
Sept 2012 – Web Accessibility London Unconference (A11yLDN) , London, UK – “Designing a language free technology – lessons from the GReAT project” – Platform presentation
Aug 2012 – 12th Participatory Design Conference, Roskilde, Denmark – “Words are not enough: Empowering people with aphasia in the design process” – Platform presentation. [🎥 Watch a video of this talk here, via > Empowerment > 1hr 1 min onwards]
Oct 2011 – ASSETS Accessible Computing Conference, Dundee, Scotland – “Accessibility of 3D Game Environments for People with Aphasia” – Platform presentation [📄Download the paper to accompany this talk here]