Exploration of Deaf People’s Health Information Sources and Techniques for Information Delivery in Cape Town: A Qualitative Study for the Design and Development of a Mobile Health App

@inproceedings{Chininthorn2016ExplorationOD,
  title={Exploration of Deaf People’s Health Information Sources and Techniques for Information Delivery in Cape Town: A Qualitative Study for the Design and Development of a Mobile Health App},
  author={Prangnat Chininthorn and Meryl Glaser and William David Tucker and Jan Carel Diehl},
  booktitle={JMIR human factors},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Many cultural and linguistic Deaf people in South Africa face disparity when accessing health information because of social and language barriers. The number of certified South African Sign Language interpreters (SASLIs) is also insufficient to meet the demand of the Deaf population in the country. Our research team, in collaboration with the Deaf communities in Cape Town, devised a mobile health app called SignSupport to bridge the communication gaps in health care contexts. We… CONTINUE READING
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