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Recognition in 2016 NT100

EVA Park was recognised in the 2016 NT100 – Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of the people and organisations using digital technology to change the world for the better. Discover the #2016NT100 at http://www.socialtech.org.uk/nominet-trust-100/2016/.

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Language-Light UX Guidelines

Read about our Language-Light UX Guidelines at http://languagelightux.org/wp/ – nine design guidelines for creating digital experiences that are accessible to people with aphasia.  

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EVA Park presentation at IARC 2016

Jane Marshall will give a platform presentation about EVA Park at the forthcoming IARC 2016 Conference, titled “Evaluating the benefits of aphasia intervention delivered in virtual reality” See the full conference programme.

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EVA Park Open Day for SLTs, November 2015

Wednesday 25th November 2015: 1:30pm – 4pm City University London, Room ELG10, Drysdale Building (lower ground floor) EVA Park is a multi-user virtual world that gives people with aphasia unique opportunities to practise their speech and establish social connections. Funded

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Winner of the People’s Award, Tech4Good Awards 2015

EVA Park won the People’s Award in the 2015 Tech4Good Awards – thanks for all the support! You can find out more at http://www.tech4goodawards.com/winners-2015/

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Finalist in Tech4Good Awards 2015

Whoop!  We are delighted to be finalists in the Accessibility category of the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – along with some awesome competition.  Vote for EVA Park at http://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/ or by tweeting with hashtag #T4GEVA.

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EVA Park features in RCSLT Bulletin, May 2015

Jane Marshall talks about EVA Park and other uses of digital technology for people with aphasia in the latest issue of the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists) Bulletin.  

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End of project celebration, June 2015

We held a special event on the 10th June 2015 to celebrate the EVA project. There were talks about what the project has achieved, the research outcomes and what happens next. There were demos and lunch All the many people

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Paper reporting codesign of EVA Park, Jan 2015

How did we design EVA Park? Read about our codesign approach in the paper “Codesign for people with aphasia through tangible design languages”

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EVA Park returns to HCID open day, April 2015

Back by popular demand, EVA Park was on show at the HCID 2015 open day on the 30th April 2015. Find out more about the open day at http://www.interaction-lab.co.uk/category/events/

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Danish Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, March 2015

Jane Marshall presented the EVA research at the 2015 conference of the Danish Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Audiologopædisk forening – ALF) on March 16th 2015 at Nyborg in Denmark. The title of the talk was “Technological Applications in Aphasia Therapy”.

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EVA Park live for the final time…

Hard to believe, but the final cohort of participants is about to enter EVA Park for five weeks of supported conversation. Time flies when you’re having fun…  Like these earlier participants enjoying a fun day at the end of their

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EVA Park overall winner at Made@City 2014

EVA Park, represented by Tracey Booth and Abi Roper, came away from Made@City 2014 clutching the overall winner prize. Made@City is an annual event that showcases the very best work from Computer Science students and research projects at City University

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EVA Park Live Again (12th May 2014)

EVA Park opened for the second time on the 12th May 2014! We welcomed a second cohort of research participants who spent the 5 weeks practising their communication skills with support workers and enjoying all the park has to offer.

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Computers in Therapy Special Interest Group Meeting in Bristol (15th May 2014)

Abi Roper delivered a presentation on the background, design and qualitative experience of the first ‘live’ period of EVA Park. This was followed by a hands-on demonstration of the technology where delegates were able to see EVA Park in action:

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EVA at HCID Open Day (23rd April 2014)

Richard presented and gave a demo of EVA Park at the Centre for HCI Design’s Open Day on the 23rd April 2014.  Lots of other interesting presentations as well…

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British Aphasiology Society Research Update Meeting (April 2014)

Jane Marshall gave a presentation entitled “Evaluating the effects of a virtual communication environment for people with aphasia” at the British Aphasiology Society Research Update Meeting in Newcastle.  The theme of the meeting was “Digital Technology and Aphasia”, full programme

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East Midlands Stroke Association Support Team Meeting (24th March 2014)

Abi Roper spoke at the East Midlands Stroke Association Support Team Meeting in Nottingham on the 24th March 2014. She took the floor alongside one of the people who recently participated in EVA Park and his wife. Abi was the

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UK Stroke Forum Conference (Dec 2013)

EVA was in the spotlight in Steph Wilson’s invited presentation on “Creative Technology for Therapy in Aphasia” at the UK Stroke Forum Conference 2013 in Harrogate.

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EVA Park Goes Live

EVA Park Goes Live! After a year of careful design, the big day arrived. EVA Park went live on Monday 11th November, welcoming its first visitors. Five people with aphasia visited the Park on a regular basis over a five

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British Aphasiology Society Conference (September 2013)

Jane Marshall gave a keynote speech entitled “Technological Applications in Aphasia Therapy” at the British Aphasiology Society Conference, September 2013, Manchester. http://www.britishaphasiologysociety.org.uk/conferences

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AphasiaNow

Details of our forthcoming study now included on the AphasiaNow web-site http://www.aphasianow.org/Resources/Aphasia_Research/.  Take a look at their valuable resources.

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Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Conference (May 2013)

The Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Conference was held in Dublin in May 2013.  Jane Marshall gave a platform presentation on “Computer Therapy Tools for People with Aphasia”, including the latest news from EVA.

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