Proudly Served By Deaf Partners…Assimilation in the Workplace

A coffeehouse chain in the US and Malaysia has recently provided  its hearing impaired employees with a rendition of the chain’s traditional green apron that features “Starbucks” spelled out in American Sign Language (ASL).   The special aprons “serve as both a visual cue for customers, a point of deaf cultural pride,  and encourages better support for deaf employees in the workplace”. https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-sign-language-aprons-in-the-us https://www.thedailymeal.com/news/travel/starbucks-malaysia-opening-store-staffed-deaf-baristas/072116