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Early Interaction Experiences of Deaf Children and Teachers with the OLPC Educational Laptop

  • Maíra Codo Canal
  • Juliana Bueno
  • Laura Sánchez García
  • Leonelo D. A. Almeida
  • Alessio MirandaJr.
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)

Abstract

The adoption of computing technologies in the schools has the potential for supporting the digital and social inclusion. However, whether such technologies are not accessible they can deepen the exclusion of students with disabilities, and other minorities. This work investigated questions regarding the use of the laptops from OLPC by deaf children between 7 and 12 years old and by teachers from a bilingual school. The results indicate that children were excited due the use of the device; even they behaved reticent during the interaction. The study also identified interaction problems regarding both hardware and software in the use of the laptop.

Keywords

Accessibility XO laptop computer-based learning deaf children OLPC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maíra Codo Canal
    • 1
  • Juliana Bueno
    • 1
  • Laura Sánchez García
    • 1
  • Leonelo D. A. Almeida
    • 2
  • Alessio MirandaJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsFederal University of Paraná, Centro PolitécnicoCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsFederal University of TechnologyCuritibaBrazil

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