How Do Deaf People Think?

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If your native language is Italian, you probably think in Italian—same could be said for English, Spanish, French... you get the point. But what if the first language you learned wasn't a spoken language? Most people who are born deaf and learn to communicate with sign language actually think in sign language, too. In the following video, learn more about the process of thinking for the deaf population.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. U-shaped sitting configurations in lecture rooms allow deaf classmates to easily interact with each other. 01:33

  2. Because stairs require visual attention and would make signing conversations difficult, DeafSpace often incorporates ramps instead. 02:13

  3. Blues and greens contrast with skin tones and reduce eye strain for better signing communication. 02:59

Written by Curiosity Staff March 17, 2017