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The Use of Computational Artifacts to Support Deaf Learning: An Approach Based on the Direct Way Methodology

  • Marta Angélica Montiel Ferreira
  • Juliana Bueno
  • Rodrigo Bonacin
  • Laura Sánchez García
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10279)

Abstract

Deaf users face various difficulties accessing the Web. These difficulties are frequently due to low skills on written language, which is a consequence of approaches that do not favor appropriate methods such as bilingual literacy. This method make use of sign language skills to teach a second written language. In this paper, we present studies with deaf students that explore the direct way methodology articulated with computational artifacts aiming to promote the bilingual literacy. This article presents 10 meetings where we performed learning activities with 3 teachers and 12 deaf students. The objective was to apply our approach to improve the reading and writing skills on Portuguese language, as a second language. The studies point out positive results, and the possibility of exploring this approach from the early years of child literacy.

Keywords

Web accessibility Deaf accessibility Deaf literacy Direct way methodology 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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