WASHINGTON DC (KTRK) –
Starbucks opens a branch in Washington DC where every worker will speak American Sign Language.
The coffeehouse near Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal, will be its art school for the deaf
Starbucks says at least 20 deaf and hard-of-hearing employees will be hired for the so-called "Signing Store" location. All hearing workers must be fluent in sign language.
The Café will also feature art by deaf and hearing-impaired artists and hold events for the local deaf community.
The Signing Store Will Be It's the first of its kind in the United States, but Starbucks has worked with the deaf community in other markets.
A Malaysian barista business was opened in 201
Starbucks Signing Store will open in October.
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