The chief aim of the research was to identify tourism activities of Deaf Poles. The study was conducted in 2007, and it included 191 Deaf adult Poles. The research data was collected mainly on the basis of questionnaire surveys conducted with the assistance of a sign language interpreter, individual interviews, and participant observation during tourist trips. The results were used as a basis for developing a conceptual framework for creating databanks for analyzing the data. The following statistical methods were employed: statistical significance level (p) and Tourist Information Systems (TIS), adapted to the needs of sign language users. The conceptual framework is based on the idea of active participation of Deaf individuals in creating Tourist Information Systems, cooperation networks (clusters), and the potential of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.