Volume 11, Issue 3 (October 2013)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2013, 11(3): 16-21 | Back to browse issues page

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Movallali G, Sajedi F. A Persian Cued Speech Website Fromthe Deaf Professionals’ Views. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2013; 11 (3) :16-21
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-353-en.html
1- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, Psychiatry Department, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (4188 Views)

Objectives: Increasingly people are using the internet to find information about medical and educational issues and one of the simplest ways to obtain information is internet. Persian Cued Speech is a very new system to Iranian families with deaf child and the professionals and a few educators have enough knowledge about it, so the purpose of this study was to introduce Persian Cued Speech website to deaf educators and rehabilitation professionals and assess their views about the website and their accessibility to important information through its use.

Methods:The sample group was randomly selected fromdeaf educators and rehabilitation professionals working in different educational settings for deaf children in Tehran, our capital .They completed a questionnaire which was adopted from different website assessing questionnaires. Researchers also completed an interview with the sample group.

Results: Our findings show that from the deaf educators and rehabilitation professionals point of view,the Persian Cued Speech website was a helpful and informing website. They also wanted more pictures and videos,bigger font sizes and more practical parts.So we decide to change some parts of the website to be more usable for them.

Discussion: Using informational websites can be a very helpful tool in the internet area. Helpful websites are those which are more accessible, readable and appropriately designed and are user-friendly.

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Article type: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2013/07/21 | Accepted: 2013/09/1 | Published: 2013/10/1

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