Assistive Listening Inductive Loop Systems and Voice/Data Infrastructures are in All Video Teleconferencing (VTC) Classrooms, Collaboration Rooms, Labs and Atrium
Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University is the world's only university that offers all programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. The Sorenson Language and Communication Center is a unique facility that provides an inclusive learning environment completely compatible with the "Deaf Way of Being."
The entire building was designed to accommodate the needs of the deaf community, which is why a visu–centric concept was developed for these rooms. The term visu–centric describes the approach that drives the building's look and feel—a place of openness and curves, of natural light and earth colors. Hassle–free visual communication is assured by the center's unobstructed sight lines, the absence of pillars and sharp corners, and the generous use of glass. Eye–friendly and “smart" technology is ubiquitous throughout the building. Even ambient sensations that the hearing impaired find distracting—vibrations from heating and air conditioning units and certain colors and patterns—have been eliminated.
Human Circuit worked with Technology Design Resources LLC to deliver this media system integration project. The system includes assistive listening inductive loop systems and voice/data infrastructure in all classrooms, video teleconferencing (VTC) classrooms, collaboration rooms, labs and atrium.