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"Jag känner mig liksom inte handikappad längre.": En kvalitativ intervjustudie om teckenspråkiga döva och hörselskadade individers upplevelser med smartphones
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"I feel like I am not disabled anymore" : A qualitative interview study about sign language speaking deaf and hearing impaired individuals experiences with smartphones (English)
Abstract [en]

This c-level essay examines how deaf and hearing impaired individuals use smartphones to live and communicate in a “hearing world”. The main target is to find some understanding of the struggles of this population and smartphones have made it easier to adapt to the hearing worlds’ demands with the applications that follow. To acquire the information for this essay, representatives from both the deaf and hearing impaired communities were interviewed. The findings of this qualitative study show that there are many applications that have advantages to aid the lives of deaf and hearing impaired. These include WhatsApp, Tango and many others. All of the respondents appreciated the new technology but also said that there is work to be done in that area. Especially the poor quality of the video calls is not satisfactory to the users using sign language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Smartphone, Applications, Deaf, Hearing impaired, Sign language, SMS, Video chat
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15381OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-15381DiVA: diva2:502547
Subject / course
Media Technology
Uppsok
Technology
Supervisors
Available from: 2012-02-15 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-02-15Bibliographically approved

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