Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Barriers Facing Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in Outdoor Education
by DeMare, Anthony Rosario, M.S.O.E.E., Alaska Pacific University, 2019, 65; 22620408
Abstract (Summary)

The focus of this study was an assessment of some of the existing barriers facing deaf and hard of hearing participants in outdoor education settings. The researcher attempted to quantify and qualify some of these barriers, such as social barriers, economic barriers, educational barriers, and legal/accessibility barriers, as experienced by individual deaf and hard of hearing participants in outdoor programs or activities. This was accomplished through a four part survey that was sent out to deaf individuals by word of mouth, email, and social media. Out of the four possible barriers surveyed, the results showed that economic and legal/accessibility barriers existed. Social and educational questions tested below the threshold required to be considered a barrier. This study also attempted to suggest possible remedies for some of these barriers based on the participants responses, such as one participant recommending “hiking with deaf groups.”

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Morgan, Stephanie
Commitee: Rubenstien, Steven, Doleac, Sarah
School: Alaska Pacific University
Department: Outdoor Studies
School Location: United States -- Alaska
Source: MAI 81/5(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Disability studies, Environmental Studies
Keywords: Barriers, Deaf, Hard-of-hearing, Outdoor education, Outdoors, Wilderness
Publication Number: 22620408
ISBN: 9781392585542
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