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ERIC Number: EJ1159754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Media with Captions and Description to Support Learning among Children with Sensory Disabilities
Rodriguez, Juanita; Diaz, Maria Victoria
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n11 p2016-2025 2017
The basis of this exploratory research was to study the benefits of using accessible media to enhance students from Hispanic origin with sensory disabilities' reading skills. A mixed method was used to explore the results of the use of captions and description in educational audiovisual content to enhance reading by increasing the vocabulary of students who are sensory disabled (Deaf-D/Hard of Hearing-HH or Visually Impaired-VI/Blind-B) and to motivate them to read by accessing media material. In the intervention teachers of the HH and of the VI/B explored the previous knowledge their students have on the topic presented, and following Discovery en la Escuela strategy for literacy acquisition using media, combined with accessibility features training, students were asked what they know and what they did not know about the video content. This piece aims to provide appropriate attention to the needs of children with sensory disabilities from Hispanic backgrounds through controlled strategies. Accessible media in Spanish to Hispanic students with hearing or visual challenges, open a new alternative to access information that otherwise is unavailable to them. Based on the results of this research study, it is recommended that teachers of students with sensory disabilities, and regular education teachers who have students with sensory disabilities in their classroom, be trained to use this strategy to provide equal access to the information taught.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico
Grant or Contract Numbers: H327C150009