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Studying Deaf Users Texting Behavior

[1] Akamatsu, C.T., Mayer, C. and Farrelly, S. (2006) An Investigation of Two-Way Text Messaging Use With Deaf Students at the Secondary Level. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 2006. 11(1):120-131.

Comment: Deaf high school students and their parents were given two-way pagers for 4 years and intermittant surveys and questionnaires to investigate use and extent of text messaging. Results indicate dramatic differencing in independence of youth and connection with parents.

Bakken, F. (2005) SMS Use Among Deaf Teens and Young Adults in Norway, in R. Harper, L. Palen, and A.Taylor (eds.), The Inside Text: Social, Cultural and Design Perspectives on SMS, Netherlands: Springer, pp.161-174.

[2] Ecker, K.D. (2008) Mobile phones as a social medium for the deaf: a uses and gratifications study. Doctoral Thesis, Rochester Institute of Technology, Issue Date: Aug 2008.

Comment: Deaf college students self-reported sending and receiving more text messages than hearing college students.

[3] Henderson-Summet, V., Grinter, R.E., Carroll, J. and Starner, T. (2007) Electronic communication: Themes from a case study of the Deaf community. Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '07), 347-360.

[4] Power, M.R. and Power, D. (2004) Everyone Here Speaks TXT: Deaf People Using SMS in Australia and the Rest of the World. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 2004. 9(3):333-343.

Comment: Documents the increased use of text messaging (SMS and IM) in Australia and the U. S.

[5] Hogg, N.M., Lomicky, C.S., and Weiner, S.F. (2008). Computer-Mediated Communication and the Gallaudent University Community: a Preliminary Report. American Annals of the Deaf, 153(1), 89-96.

[6] Pilling, D., and Barrett, P. (2008). Text Communication Preferences of Deaf People in the United Kingdom. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 13(1), 92-103.

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