Deaf and Hearing-Impaired people need a special education program to learn a language since they are special linguistically, culturally and socially. Unfortunately, they face several difficulties during their language learning journey. In this thesis, bilingual education approach that respects to Deaf culture and Sign Language by welcoming and celebrating its unique features and diversity has been focused. The aim was to explore the hidden needs of Deaf and Hearing-Impaired people in their language education so that a meaningful solution could be developed by utilizing potential future technologies.
Author: Neriman Asli Atalay