Deaf people use senses of sight and touch as the main tools for spacial awareness and orientation. Besides, the use of sign language has long been contributing to their communication culture. These are the bases of spacial design for this group.
For conversations, the Deaf often have to rearrange the available space to a circular shape so that everyone has decent vision of each other. In daily life, they also need to make use of open spaces between rooms, place mirrors and lights at suitable positions to raise visual awareness of surrounding people and objects.
Therefore, there should be architectural solutions to meet their special spacial needs.
Besides, solutions in terms of devices and apps (Daily Helpers) can also assist the Deaf community’s daily life.