Members of the CATCH community and collaborators gathered for a special networking lunch based around the theme of Human Communication.

Drs Heidi Christensen and Stuart Cunningham hosted the lunch which included a presentation from Dr Langzhou Chen. He provided a fascinating insight into the work of the speech technology team at Amazon, UK.

There was also an inspirational talk from Jamie Preece, who spoke about his experiences as a user of augmentative and alternative communication. Jamie, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, described his journey to using a communication aid and how coming to use one in his 30s changed every aspect of his life.

The lunch formed part of a wider day exploring Human Communication and included presentations from PhD students and a discussion on new research in the field.

Langzhou Chen and Mark Hawley

The next CATCH Networking Lunch will be on 12 June and will form part of a workshop exploring Using Technology to Bring Music into the Lives of People in Care. For more information and to register, please use our Eventbrite link.