Title:Dictionary of Computer Terms in LSA With Operational Signs Proposed by and for Hearing-Impaired Students [Download]
Título:Diccionario de Términos Informáticos en LSA con Señas Operativas propuesto por y para alumnos con Discapacidad Auditiva [Download]
A. S. Fachal, M. J. Abásolo and C. V. Sanz
Dictionaries;Auditory system;Assistive technologies;Education;Gesture recognition;Vocabulary;Linguistics;Collaborative work;Dictionary;operative signs;hearing impairment;LSA;inclusive education;collaborative
This article presents a collaborative project related to the creation of a dictionary with technical Computer Science terms, created by and for students with hearing disabilities. The dictionary is bilingual and includes operational signs in Argentinian Sign Language (LSA) and Spanish. The project was carried out as part of a course in the Systems Analysis Technique degree program, and a methodology designed for inclusive education was applied, allowing both hearing and hearing impaired students to comply with the regular planning of the subject. Teachers, professional interpreters and members of the hearing impaired community also participated. As part of this work, a literature review was also carried out, which shows the still unmet need for a dictionary that includes technical terms. This review also provides information on formats and types of dictionaries currently available, which were considered in the creation of the dictionary proposed in this work. An evaluation was also carried out with the participating students through a survey. The results demonstrated the effectiveness of the work done, in terms of the integration of the students, the value they have given to the project and the use of the dictionary in the institution’s courses.
How to cite:
A. S. Fachal, M. J. Abásolo and C. V. Sanz, "Dictionary of Computer Terms in LSA With Operational Signs Proposed by and for Hearing-Impaired Students," in IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 372-381, Nov. 2021. doi: 10.1109/RITA.2021.3136443