My mom is deaf and reads lips. But please don’t take off your mask.
As we reach the official start of summer, the coronavirus is still causing quite a few problems for the deaf community. Masks are the new norm—and leave most deaf workers nearly unable to function in this new, lip-less environment.
Alexandra Mosher from the Washington Post believes people should keep their masks on, even though her mother is deaf. Still, customers pull down their masks, hoping to break down communication barriers. Doing so puts Mosher’s mother (and those in her age range) at risk.
It will take time to adjust to this new status quo, but most, if not all people, are trying hard to make it work.
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