Abstract

The study sought to examine how young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing feel about the quality and availability of their access to closed-captioned television programs, how their access affects their social relationships concerning media, and compared these results to those from young adults who are hearing. The researcher created a survey with Likert-type, multiple choice, and short answer questions rating the quality and availability of participants’ access to closed-captioning. Results of the study indicated that young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing are fairly content with the quality and availability of closed-captioning, their access to captioning does not have a significant effect on their relationships, and there are no significant differences between young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, and hearing.

Advisor

Furey, Joan

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Publication Date

2014

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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