Information Technology and Transcription of Reading Materials for the Visually Impaired Persons in Nigeria


  •  Christopher Nkiko    
  •  Morayo I. Atinmo    
  •  Happiness Chijioke Michael-Onuoha    
  •  Julie E. Ilogho    
  •  Michael O. Fagbohun    
  •  Osinulu Ifeakachuku    
  •  Basiru Adetomiwa    
  •  Kazeem Omeiza Usman    

Abstract

Studies have shown inadequate reading materials for the visually impaired in Nigeria. Information technology has greatly advanced the provision of information to the visually impaired in other industrialized climes. This study investigated the extent of application of information technology to the transcription of reading materials for the visually impaired in Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design of the ex-post facto to select 470 personnel as respondents. A questionnaire titled Information Technology Use Scale (α=0.74), and Interview Schedule (α=0.75), were used. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The findings indicate that information technology in transcription was low and a significant positive relationship between application of information technology and transcription of information materials (r=0.62: p<0.05). The study recommended among others that Multi-National Corporations should be sensitized to extend their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to help in procuring modern information technology devices and software to enhance transcription.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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