Deafness is an invisible disability that is not perceived by society in general. There are no pairs of glasses, the wheelchairs, identifying it. In addition, the deaf population has approximately six million Brazilians. Faced with the social relevance of this population and the advancement of the process of science communication in Brazil, operating in an increasingly interdisciplinary, critical for increasing appreciation and understanding of science by society, the study of my dissertation at the ostundergraduate Biological Chemistry, sub-area Education, Management and Dissemination in Biosciences, completed in August 2011, was based on the following question: the process of science communication reaches the deaf? Before we realize the importance of knowing them as readers of informal information, ie the media after questioning their knowledge within the sciences.For the study of the thesis, we intend to explore more articles attesting that a guided reading and adapted arouses the interest of the deaf in learning the Portuguese language and consequently of Sciences. We will investigate how to adapt the print media in Portuguese literate deaf readers on a visual-spatial language and how this collaboration interfere in the formation of scientific knowledge of those deaf.The goal is to find what the best media approach adapted to inform the young deaf. Create a fortnightly supplement adapted for reading literacy in deaf Libras (Brazilian Sign Language) involving, among other news, better dissemination of science for this population.

">
 [PCST]
PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Media and the deaf community
Perspective of a media adapted for the deaf community access to scientific dissemination

Roberta Savedra Schiaffino   Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Deafness is an invisible disability that is not perceived by society in general. There are no pairs of glasses, the wheelchairs, identifying it. In addition, the deaf population has approximately six million Brazilians. Faced with the social relevance of this population and the advancement of the process of science communication in Brazil, operating in an increasingly interdisciplinary, critical for increasing appreciation and understanding of science by society, the study of my dissertation at the ostundergraduate Biological Chemistry, sub-area Education, Management and Dissemination in Biosciences, completed in August 2011, was based on the following question: the process of science communication reaches the deaf? Before we realize the importance of knowing them as readers of informal information, ie the media after questioning their knowledge within the sciences.For the study of the thesis, we intend to explore more articles attesting that a guided reading and adapted arouses the interest of the deaf in learning the Portuguese language and consequently of Sciences. We will investigate how to adapt the print media in Portuguese literate deaf readers on a visual-spatial language and how this collaboration interfere in the formation of scientific knowledge of those deaf.The goal is to find what the best media approach adapted to inform the young deaf. Create a fortnightly supplement adapted for reading literacy in deaf Libras (Brazilian Sign Language) involving, among other news, better dissemination of science for this population.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

BACK TO TOP