Deaf Village Ireland

Picture of a path leading to a building signed as deaf village irelandThis item about Deaf Village Ireland was found on Universalising Design project website. The development process followed DeafSPACE principles for deaf and hard of hearing users. This is a community space and everyone is welcome. Not only do deaf people need to see each other’s hands for signing, they also need good lighting to see lip movements.

“Upon arrival, DVI feels and looks like a new space, airy, welcoming and pleasant: an embodiment of good design, which of course is what Universal Design strives to be, good design for all. It is only upon further inspection, looking out for and noticing certain features that it becomes clear how carefully designed this space is.” 

Drisana Levitzke-Gray takes you on a quick tour of the centre in this YouTube video. Closed captions are provided.