Hearing the Deaf Community

Authors: Emily Glaeser*, Texas Tech University
Topics: Disabilities, Medical and Health Geography, Gender
Keywords: Deaf community, Communication accessibility, Impact of accommodation, Medical accommodations
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In the Deaf community, accommodations are available to D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people to live and experience life on their own terms. Making accommodations accessible for them provides them with the choice of how to live their life. The purpose of this paper is to identify the satisfaction and accessibility of the medical accommodation services in Travis County for individuals who are D/deaf or hard-of-hearing. An auxiliary survey, dealing with the level of satisfaction and type of accommodation throughout Travis County, will be disturbed to the D/deaf community and medical professionals for them to share their thoughts. Showing what services provide the best health care experience, this data will seek to find the high and low rated patterns across the study region. A map of Travis County will show the locations of these accommodations and their satisfaction rating. I expect to see that the D/deaf community and medical professionals have low levels of satisfaction due to lack of quality communication services.

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