Deaf Blind Group Home, Georgina

Group Home for Deaf Blind Ontario

This 5,200 sq.ft. Group Home was designed for five residents with varying capability and daily living skill levels. The design objective for these residents is to make their home easy to navigate and use.

For the Deaf Blind residents, tactile surfaces are the favoured cues for recognition, and so changing wall and floor surfaces provide recognizable markers in their environment.  Contrasts of light and dark can also help their wayfinding ability.   Some Deaf Blind houses incorporate a Snoezelen Room, which is used to stimulate the residents and provide a therapeutic recreational activity for the residents.