Creating Learning Objects in Libras and written Portuguese

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Cayley Guimarães
Matheus Aquino
Sueli Fernandes


Most Deaf[1] children are born to non-Deaf parents, and have little to no contact with Sign Language (SL). SL is the natural language of the Deaf, necessary for intellectual development. They are a complete linguistic system, with grammar, syntax, semantics etc. and they allow for the expression of abstract thoughts. SLs are used to create and disseminate information, science, and knowledge. They are vital for communication, identity, culture and citizenship for the Deaf. There are very few studies to inform the design of Learning Objects (LO) for bilingual Deaf Education and Literacy. LO are system-based artifacts used to teach some subject. Bilingualism is the approach that values SL as a language of culture an education (L1) and the written form of the Oral Language (OL) as L2. This article presents the process educators could follow to create such LO to be used by the Deaf child her interlocutor.


[1] This manuscript will use Deaf (capital letter) to refer to the social construction of the Deaf identity, according to Deaf Studies.


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GuimarãesC., Aquino, M., & Fernandes, S. (2017). Creating Learning Objects in Libras and written Portuguese. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(7), 1-23. Retrieved from

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