Project Type IQP Submission date 2012-02-28 Authors Josephine Burns Cromartie, jcromartie@WPI.EDU, BIO Brian Edward Gaffey, bgaffey@WPI.EDU, CS Mariah Rose Seaboldt, mseaboldt@WPI.EDU, CE URN E-project-022812-225227 Division Social and Human Services Center AUSTR / Australia Sponsor The Victorian Deaf Society Title Evaluating Communication Technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisor Selkow, Stanley M., CS Availability unrestricted
For the deaf to communicate in a hearing world, they often rely on technology. This study, completed by an interdisciplinary team for the Victorian Deaf Society in Melbourne, Australia, examines technology usage, availability, ease of use, and effectiveness. Additionally, technologies in use in other parts of world and other upcoming technologies were researched. Based off surveys, interviews, and a focus group, recommendations are provided suggesting technology improvements and upcoming technologies which could be used to improve communication for the deaf.
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