Starbucks Opens A Cafe That Even A Coffee Snob Like Me Can’t Wait To Visit!

There’s actually a Starbucks I can’t wait to visit! As the Bean Around the World coffee girl I’m sure you’re surprised to hear me say that. Yes, today’s story is about Starbucks. And it’s a very positive one! Starbucks now has a cafe staffed by employees who are partially or fully deaf and can communicate in American Sign Language. It’s in Washington, D.C. near Gallaudet University, the only Liberal Arts college for the deaf in the U.S. The baristas are teaching hearing customers how to say the Starbucks menu offerings in American Sign Language. I’ve studied ASL and think this kind of diversity in the marketplace is great for everyone. Here’s the story and a cool video to watch.

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