Bridging the communication divide for Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

The coronavirus poses some unique communication challenges for the deaf community. From wearing masks to using live streaming devices, they’ve had to adapt quickly.

Nearly everyone in America is feeling the effects of the virus. Kate Panzer, University of Pennsylvania alumni, is just one example. She’s using her quarantine for good—by giving back to her community. Panzer partnered with DHCC coordinator Kyle Rosenberg to make hundreds of clear masks for the deaf and hard of hearing. Since April, they have sent out around 450 masks, with plans to make even more.

Want more information on Panzer’s masks? Read the full article here: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/bridging-communication-divide-Deaf-and-hard-hearing-communities-COVID

Leave a Reply