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Assisting the Hearing Impaired in Jamaica: Choosing Appropriate Technologies for a Digital Sign Language Dictionary
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, School of Education, Acadia University, Canada ; , Jamaican Association for the Deaf, Jamaica

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The Jamaican Association of the Deaf (JAD) in their responsibilities to oversee deaf education in Jamaica, has demonstrated an urgent need for a dictionary that assists students, educators and parents with the practical use of “Jamaican Sign Language”. While paper versions of a preliminary resource have been explored with some success, the need for a digital version including multimedia is both timely and has boasts better pedagogical potential. In a joint action research project, the author has prepared a pilot dvd in Adobe Acrobat format using a collaborative r2d2 design model. This paper addresses the design and concomitant processes involved as the pilot study and feedback loops become implemented.

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MacKinnon, G. & Soutar, I. (2016). Assisting the Hearing Impaired in Jamaica: Choosing Appropriate Technologies for a Digital Sign Language Dictionary. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 951-956). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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