Kamis, 18 Oktober 2012

Restaurant Run & Staffed By Gaza Deaf People

GAZA CITY - Gaza Deaf restaurant aims to break down barriers. Waiters and cooks use sign language; organizers hope the effort will break down bias and barriers.

A restaurant run and staffed by Deaf people opened for business in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, helped by Palestinians seeking to build a more inclusive society where people with disabilities can realize their full potential.

The stylish Atfaluna restaurant near Gaza port stands out in a city with few facilities for the disabled. Waiters and cooks use sign language, guests point to selections from the menu and what ensues is a spontaneous form of communication that organizers hope will break down bias and barriers.

"Deaf people have determination and there are no worries except when it comes to communication, the language problem. At first we may get translators to help us with the speaking clients," supervisor Ayat Imtair told Reuters in sign language... Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/gaza-deaf-restaurant-aims-to-break-down-barriers-1.470835

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