Characterizing Interactions among Members of Deaf Communities in Orkut

  • Glívia A. R. Barbosa
  • Ismael S. Silva
  • Glauber Gonçalves
  • Raquel O. Prates
  • Fabrício Benevenuto
  • Virgílio Almeida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6948)


This paper presents a characterization of interaction phenomena among members of communities aimed at deaf people in an online social network system, namely Orkut. The results revealed that members of deaf communities are tighter than members of other communities. However, analysis of the interface indicates that it does not always address their specific needs.


Social Networks Online Communities Deaf Orkut Accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glívia A. R. Barbosa
    • 1
  • Ismael S. Silva
    • 1
  • Glauber Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Raquel O. Prates
    • 1
  • Fabrício Benevenuto
    • 2
  • Virgílio Almeida
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Minas GeraisBrazil
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Ouro PretoBrazil

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