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ERIC Number: EJ769031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Sign Language Web Pages
Fels, Deborah I.; Richards, Jan; Hardman, Jim; Lee, Daniel G.
American Annals of the Deaf, v151 n4 p423-433 Fall 2006
The World Wide Web has changed the way people interact. It has also become an important equalizer of information access for many social sectors. However, for many people, including some sign language users, Web accessing can be difficult. For some, it not only presents another barrier to overcome but has left them without cultural equality. The present article describes a system that allows sign language-only Web pages to be created and linked through a video-based technique called "signlinking." In two studies, 14 Deaf participants examined two iterations of signlinked Web pages to gauge the usability and learnability of a signing Web page interface. The first study indicated that signing Web pages were usable by sign language users but that some interface features required improvement. The second study showed increased usability for those features; users consequently could navigate sign language information with ease and pleasure. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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