Mobile communication tools for a South African deaf patient in a pharmacy context

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Chininthorn, P.; Glaser, M.; Freudenthal, A.; Tucker, W.D.;
  • Publisher: IIMC International Information Management Corporation
  • Subject: eHealth & health information systems, ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility, transformation of research results into local innovation

This paper presents a case of iterative community-based co-design to facilitate the emergence of an innovative mobile system to address a potentially life-threatening scenario for Deaf people in South Africa. For Deaf people who communicate in South African Sign Languag... View more
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