First full integration of DeafSpace Guideline in Gallaudet University dormitory designed by LTL Architects

Date: 
Jul 26, 2013

DeafSpace design seeks to codify responses to common situations standing in the way of safe, fluid conversation for people who use sign language. The list includes uneven pavements; narrow passages; unexpected steps; inadequate lighting; backlighting; glare from white walls; wall colors that blend with skin tones; and, especially, fixed-row auditorium seating, which blocks the visibility required for communication. It was created by Hansel Bauman who will be presenting as a part of IHCD's Social Sustainable Design Symposium at ArchitectureBoston Expo in November.

Read "Clear Line of Sight", an article about the new building.