Using Computational Resources on Bilingual Deaf Literacy: An Analysis of Benefits, Perspectives and Challenges

  • Marta Angélica Montiel Ferreira
  • Juliana BuenoEmail author
  • Rodrigo Bonacin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9176)


Various educational strategies have been explored on deaf literacy education. In bilingual deaf literacy, students learn two languages: first a sign language followed by a written language. This paper investigates the use of computational resources to improve bilingual deaf literacy. A study was performed in the context of the Literacy Project of the Baptist Church in Santana, Amapá, Brazil. It explored the use of technological resources in four activities with students from public schools. Results highlight the difficulties that arise from a lack of knowledge of written language. The article also presents design recommendations for Web projects that focus on learning activities and discusses perspectives and challenges.


Accessibility Computational resources Deaf Brazilian sign language 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Angélica Montiel Ferreira
    • 1
  • Juliana Bueno
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rodrigo Bonacin
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.FACCAMPCampo Limpo PaulistaBrazil
  2. 2.Informatics DepartmentFederal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  3. 3.Center for Information Technology Renato ArcherCampinasBrazil

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