Karin Matsumori | Make a connection with people by dialogue uses a strengths of an inaudible
She is Deaf.
She lost hearing in her right ear when she was in the fourth grade of elementary school, and her left ear also lost it during junior high school to high school.
Losing sounds meant to her was to lose the “connection” with people. Even though, while she was in loneliness and suffering, she eagerly aspired to “connect,” struggling to reach her true “dialogue.” What is necessary for a true “dialogue” that many of us have forgotten?
孤独と苦しみの渦中で「つながりたい」と強く願った彼女は、もがきながら本当の「対話」の在り方に辿り着く。 多くの人が忘れている、本当の「対話」に必要なこととは。 When sha was in the 4th grade , she lost her hearing of right ear.
She also lost her hearing of left ear during her junior high and high school days.
She graduated from design department, Tsukuba junior college.
When she was a college student, she did her research on barrier-free in Disneyland, which provided a sparkle for her to hold universal design as life theme.
From the standpoint of knowing the world of both audibleness and inaudibleness, she mainly gives lectures, works as a university lecturer, and engages in writing activities. She also gives advice on how to convey easy-to-understand information, communication, accessible things and services.
And for the first time in Japan in 2017, she organized and supervise “dialogue in silence“ and worked as a caretaker there with expanding her activities.
“Dialogue in silence“ is an entertainment people can enjoy dialogue rising across the language barrier in a silent world.
Her strength is “not being able to hear.“ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx