According to the World Federation, in 26 countries, deaf people are not allowed to drive a car.
Countries that don’t allow deaf people to obtain a driver’s license: Republic of Armenia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Haiti, Nicaragua, Laos, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Benin, Cape Verde, Chad, Gabon, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Zambia
Where deaf people can drive (blue – legal, pink – illegal)
In many countries, the deaf community has had to fight for the right to drive.
There are many ways that deaf drivers drive safely. Deaf drivers can special alert devices, that able to distinguish the sound using a panel with multiple indicators and panoramic mirrors.
Researches have indicated that being deaf enhances the peripheral vision of people. Because driving is primarily a visual activity, this promotes the ability of deaf drivers to efficiently operate a vehicle.
– Driving direction: 1919 vs 2019