Scope and Method of Study. This study used three research phases to create an effective fire safety website for deaf teenagers. Participants were students in grades 7-12 from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. First, 50 students responded to a questionnaire measuring their fire safety knowledge and interests along with their internet use and preferences. For the second phase, 50 students evaluated nine of the current fire safety sites via guided worksheets, and I performed a content analysis of the same nine sites. The third phase, with a stratified selection of 20 students, involved testing the new fire safety site through think-aloud interviews, half of which were conducted via Instant Messaging software to determine whether IM is a feasible tool for usability studies.... with their neighbors.1 They used vibrating alarm clocks and strobe lights attached to their doorbell to alert them when ... But they did not have the one device that could have saved their lives that early morning: an audible smoke alarm ... These are the conventions followed in journals focused on Deaf issues and the conventions outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style. I also recognize that the People-First Language Movement urges writers to use apeople who are deafa rather thananbsp;...
|Title||:||Creating Accessible Websites: Developing a Fire Safety Website for Teenagers who are Deaf Or Hard of Hearing|
|Author||:||Lacy Lee Landrum|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|