The Graphic Symbol-Based Interactive Animation Development Process for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students

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Lokman Şılbır Asiye Mevhibe Coşar Yasemin Kartal Taner Altun Murat Atasoy Gülşen Özçamkan-Ayaz



In this study, the development process of graphic symbolsbased animations for developing literacy skills of hard of hearing students has been examined. Participants of the study consisted of two teachers and seven students studying in the third and fourth grade in Primary School of Hard of Hearing. Data obtained through interview and observation were analyzed by content analysis. Revisions have been made within the framework of the obtained data. In this context, seven revisions (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 16 and 18. application) were made. It has been determined that; each sentence should be presented clearly and must be pausable, minor details and the dormant objects in the background should be removed, animations of actions should be standardized, and fonts in animations should match the writing style used by the students in the animations. It also turned out that the sound from the surrounding should be included in the animations. A design guide for graphic symbols based animations for hard of hearing students was developed for the researchers in line with the acquired results.


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ŞILBIR, Lokman et al. The Graphic Symbol-Based Interactive Animation Development Process for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 371-382, apr. 2020. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 july 2020.


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