Design and implementation of a software for teaching health related topics to deaf students: the first experience in iran

Ahmadi, M and Abbasi, M and Bahaadinbeigy, Kambiz (2015) Design and implementation of a software for teaching health related topics to deaf students: the first experience in iran. Acta Inform Med, 23 (2). pp. 76-80.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Deaf are not able to communicate with other community members due to hearing impaired. Providing health care for deaf is more complex because of their communication problems. Multimedia tools can provide multiple tangible concepts (movie, subtitles, and sign language) for the deaf and hard of hearing. In this study, identify the priority health needs of deaf students in primary schools and health education software has been created. METHOD: Priority health needs and software requirements were identified through interviews with teachers in primary schools in Tehran. After training videos recorded, videos edited and the required software has been created in stages. RESULTS: As a result, health care needs, including: health, dental, ear, nails, and hair care aids, washing hands and face, the corners of the bathroom. Expected Features of the software was including the use of sign language, lip reading, pictures, animations and simple and short subtitles. DISCUSSION: Based on the results of interviews and interest of educators and students to using of educational software for deaf health problems, we can use this software to help Teachers and student's families to education and promotion the health of deaf students for learn effectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deaf Students; Iran; software for Teaching Health Related Topics
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: azam bazrafshan bazrafshan
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2016 08:10
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2016 08:10
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/24098

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