HINTS-ASL: Deaf Signers' Experience with Seeking Health Information

ID: 3165
Status: Ongoing
Start date: August 2015
End Date: December 2022

Description

The National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is heavily dependent on English, which presents serious language barriers to Deaf patients who use American Sign Language (ASL). The availability of HINTS and similar surveys in ASL and English that are valid for users of accessible technology and services will provide important insights on understanding the trends in Deaf people's use of the Internet for health-related purposes, therefore improving health communication models that will lead to better personal and public health within this underserved population.

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