eReaders and the Literacy Rates of Deaf Students


The content of this paper explores the theoretical possibilities of using dedicated eReaders to help improve the literacy rates of struggling deaf readers. This content is critical to explore in more depth as literacy is a fundamental component to being able to contribute in a meaningful way in today’s society. This paper promotes additional research by bringing to light an area of research in which very little study has been done thus far and the importance that this area of research be further explored. Further research in this area could prove to be beneficial to deaf students on an international scale.


Education, Literacy, Technology, eReaders, Social Change, Deaf Students, Social Difference


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  • Kelly French
    • United States United States
    • My name is Kelly French and I am a 37 year old Curriculum & Instruction doctoral student at Northern Arizona University located in Flagstaff, Arizona. My current research interests are focused on attempting to improve the literacy rates of struggling deaf students. In my spare time I love to read and have a passion for photography.