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ERIC Number: EJ775079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Career and Workplace Experiences of Australian University Graduates Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Punch, Renee; Hyde, Merv; Power, Des
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v12 n4 p504-517 Fall 2007
This article reports on the experiences of a group of deaf and hard-of-hearing alumni of Griffith University in south-east Queensland, Australia. Participants completed a survey answering questions about their communication patterns and preferences, working lives, career barriers or difficulties anticipated and encountered, and workplace accommodations used or sought. Results revealed a range of career barriers and workplace difficulties encountered by these participants, as well as solutions found and strategies used by them. Differences in employment sector, job-search activities, difficult workplace situations, and use of accommodations were noted between 2 groups: those who communicated primarily in Australian Sign Language and considered themselves to have a Deaf or bicultural identity and those who communicated primarily in spoken English and considered themselves to have a hearing identity. Implications for university services supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing students are outlined, and suggestions for further research are made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia