Episode from the podcast99% Invisible

99% Invisible-50- DeafSpace

Released Thursday, 22nd March 2012
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The acoustics of a building are a big concern for architects. But for designers at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, it’s the absence of sound that defines the approach to architecture. Gallaudet is a university dedicated to educating the deaf … Continue reading →
This was a short episode with a fun hook. It begins with a scene from The West Wing. Something as simple as walking and talking for people who use sign language to communicate can be heavily impacted by their surroundings. It discusses the impact things like curved corners, sliding doors, and AC Unit placement can have on deaf people.
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