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Reducing language obstacles that Deaf students face when developing scientific competencies

Boyce, Richard and Alikhani, Malihe and Pratt, Sheila and Boone, David and De Haan, Kenneth (2021) Reducing language obstacles that Deaf students face when developing scientific competencies. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2021.

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Abstract

People who identify as Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Deaf/HoH) are highly underrepresented in research. Among the reasons for this disparity is the fact that Deaf/HoH students face significant obstacles to advancing in STEM including issues in accommodations, self-advocacy, and establishment of a support system. Our Momentum Fund Teaming project will develop and test a novel technology that supports Deaf/HoH students while learning biomedical topics using material available on the internet including educational videos, scientific articles, and websites. We hypothesize that interactively linking highly visual material to specific terms and phrases in existing online learning materials will improve students’ topic comprehension. Our long-term goal is to develop a scalable technological intervention that is effective at reducing the language barriers Deaf/HoH students face when developing scientific competencies.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Boyce, RichardRDB20@pitt.eduRDB200000-0002-2993-2085
Alikhani, Malihemalihe@pitt.edumalihe0000-0002-1315-2228
Pratt, Sheilaspratt@pitt.eduspratt
Boone, Davidbooned@upmc.edu0000-0002-1258-7473
De Haan, Kenneth
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2021
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2021
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/amtb-vg78
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Computer Science
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Communication Science and Disorders
School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 19:10
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 19:10
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/40394

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