n Mousaion - Die belang van inligtinggeletterdheid vir die gehoorgestremde persoon

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



Information literacy has become one of the most important skills for people to survive and thrive in the information era. However, some groups are marginalised and even excluded from information literacy programmes. One of these groups is the hearing-impaired persons. This article therefore focuses on the importance and relevance of information literacy for the hearing-impaired. In the first part the hearing-impaired person is defined and the various reasons that restrict access to information are discussed. The second and third part of the article elaborate on the relationship between information literacy and the hearing-impaired person. Specific attention is given to the reasons why the hearing-impaired are excluded from information literacy programmes. Broad guidelines are formulated for the development of information programmes for the hearing-impaired person.

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