Talk With Silence
In Hong Kong, many people see hearing impaired persons as people who are ‘deaf’. Many people think that hearing impaired people cannot speak and even think with the help of hearing aids, sign languages are not used. These misunderstandings are due to the low popularity of sign language in the society and the lack of public understanding of the culture and living patterns of hearing impaired persons. It is noticed that the popularization of hearing aids together with the implementation of inclusive education by the government have led to the closing down of schools for the deaf and dumb one after another and thus to a decline in the use of sign language. Therefore, this plan hopes to improve the public's acceptance of sign language and understanding of hearing impaired persons.
Talk With Silence uses illustrated booklet and posters to promote the understanding of hearing impaired persons to the public. It also aims to deliver messages on the difficulties encountered by hearing impaired persons in their daily lives and the importance of sign language to them. Apart from attaching a basic sign language note, a sign language application software has been designed for people can learn more about this unique type of language.