Study of application of interiority in conference spaces for the deaf (English)

Publication title: Study of application of interiority in conference spaces for the deaf (English)

Editorial: Journal of Accessibility and Design for all (JACCES)

Author/s: Rachmita Maun Harahap, Imam Santosa, Deddy Wahjudi, Widjaja Martokusumo

Year of publication: 2020

Subject: Technology, Communication

Support: Digital


Today, many conference space facilities are included in the hearing category because they do not yet have space design regulations for hearing disabilities. As a result, students with hearing disabilities, who are not identified from the beginning, need more time to maintain their education. This study aims to apply related theories, including the principles of deaf space and interiority, to find conference space environments that can support the behavior of SHDs. The conference spaces in the CADL-BIT building are not currently designed specifically for users with disabilities in the application of interiority. This research used a qualitative method with a case study approach. Data is collected through observation, simulation and interviews to explore the users’ experience of the space. The research results showed that spatial experience was influenced by behavior, activities, and space. The behavior of students with hearing disabilities in lecture spaces is influenced by interiority. There are lecture classrooms that are in the form of interiority, which are U-shaped furniture configurations, easy visibility to read facial expressions and lip movements, and can interact with each other, bright lighting (not dim), wall colors In accordance with pastel colors, smooth, acoustic and sound-absorbing wall materials are used. This research is expected to be beneficial to research on social culture-based DeafSpace design, community, and construction.

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