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

Nkiko, Christopher and Atinmo, M.I and Michael-Onuoha, Happiness Chijioke and Ilogho, Julie E. and Fagbohun, Michael and Osinulu, Ifeakachuku and Adetomiwa, B and Usman, K.O (2018) Information Technology and Transcription of Reading Materials for the Visually Impaired Persons in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Learning, 7 (1). pp. 44-52. ISSN 1927-5269

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information technology, visually impaired, reading materials, transcription, alternative formats
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs. Julie Ilogho
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 11:32
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 11:32
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10094

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