A mobile survey for collecting data from Deaf people who use sign language for communication

Andre J. Henney, Prangnat Chininthorn

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Abstract

Hearing researchers and practitioners might have encountered challenges in collecting data from Deaf people who mainly rely on sign language for communication. This could be due to language barriers and the non-user-friendly interface of paper and text-based questionnaires. In an attempt to overcome such challenges, this paper proposes a solution using a mobile questionnaire that operates on smartphones useable by relevant researchers and practitioners to utilize for data collections in Deaf communities. This mobile survey was a result of a design participatory method that involved a multidisciplinary team in Design, Development, Testing, and Deployment stages. This paper provides a brief description of the high-level view of the first three stages. The paper further elaborates on the Deployment stage to address the use of this mobile survey when collecting data from Deaf communities in Western Cape, South Africa. The mobile usage patterns of Deaf people were implemented as a use case to implement the proposed data collection instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society, ICTAS 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages79-84
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728180809
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event5th International Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society, ICTAS 2021 - Virtual, Durban, South Africa
Duration: 10 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society, ICTAS 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society, ICTAS 2021
CountrySouth Africa
CityVirtual, Durban
Period10/03/2111/03/21

Keywords

  • Data collection
  • Deaf
  • Mobile phone
  • SASL
  • —ICT4D

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