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Deaf Space Research

How does architecture affect deaf & hearing student interaction? What makes a place "Deaf Space"? Author used Participatory Research.
A diagram that shows the lay out of the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy and how the different rooms of the school relate to each other.

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How does architecture affect how deaf and hearing students interact in school? Also, what makes a place “Deaf Space”? Further, how can staff, faculty, and parents at a school all decide how to design the school? In response, author Charlene Johnson used Community Based Participatory Research to answer these questions. Meanwhile, she used qualitative research methods with staff, faculty and parents. All participants were at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy.

This deaf space research thesis published in 2010. The PDF file is accessible for most people using screen reading software.

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