IT Education Strategies for the Deaf - Assuring Employability

Francisco C. de M. B. Oliveira, Adriano T. de Freitas, Thiago A. C. de Araujo, Lidiane C. Silva, Bruno da S. Queiroz, Éder F. Soares


IT related jobs present a good opportunity for better paying positions for people with disabilities (PWD). Online training seems to be an interesting approach, due to its reach. Building and delivering online content for this population is challenging, especially for those who are deaf or hearing impaired (DHI). We face many problems in the process of teaching the DHI student. Initially we have language related issues, the vocabulary of the Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) is poor when it comes to specific content such as IT. Then, we confront the problem of having very few tutors versed in Libras. Content format, how can we present the information to the DHI considering visual aspects? Accessible learning objects, accessible programming environment, online collaboration between DHI and Non-DHI. Real word task analysis are all discussed in the current text. We present a series of studies our lab conducted and is conducting as we create and deliver IT online content for the PWD.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Oliveira F., Freitas A., Araujo T., Silva L., Queiroz B. and Soares É. (2016). IT Education Strategies for the Deaf - Assuring Employability . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 473-482. DOI: 10.5220/0005922204730482

in Bibtex Style

author={Francisco C. de M. B. Oliveira and Adriano T. de Freitas and Thiago A. C. de Araujo and Lidiane C. Silva and Bruno da S. Queiroz and Éder F. Soares},
title={IT Education Strategies for the Deaf - Assuring Employability},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - IT Education Strategies for the Deaf - Assuring Employability
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Oliveira F.
AU - Freitas A.
AU - Araujo T.
AU - Silva L.
AU - Queiroz B.
AU - Soares É.
PY - 2016
SP - 473
EP - 482
DO - 10.5220/0005922204730482