Starbucks has just announced the opening of a café dedicated to employing deaf baristas, Grub Street reports. The store is located in the suburbs of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The team of 10 hearing-impaired employees will work alongside three hearing staff. The cafe has a wall sign at the entrance spelling out “Starbucks” in manual hand signs, and customers can check their orders on a screen as they’re entered into the system. Each customer is assigned a number that flashes above the bar when their drinks are ready.
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