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Citation:  Hossain, G., & Yeasin, M. (2013). Collaboration gaps in disabilities sense making: Deaf and blind communication perspective. CSCW CIS Workshop 2013,
Title:  Collaboration gaps in disabilities sense making: Deaf and blind communication perspective
Authors:  Hossain, G., & Yeasin, M.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  CSCW CIS Workshop 2013
Publisher: 
Full text:  http://collab.infoseeking.org/resources/papers/cis2013/HossainPaper...   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Collaborative sense making means the process of assigning meaning to experiences in sharing information and making decisions. Advances in technology has made it more possible for individuals with disabilities to connect using smart phones with other individuals with disabilities.
Purpose:  The goal of this study was to learn about the usage of modern technology, such as smartphone applications, to reduce disability gaps.
Setting:  Observation and research was conducted in a collaborative scenario between deaf and blind individuals to understand the challenges and advantages of technology.
Conclusions:  Useful technology tools and communication recommendations were discussed.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Deafness
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Interventions:  Assistive technology