Deaf and the City

Deaf and the City

Date:  01 May 2008

Deciding whether your city is deaf-friendly?

[Deaf411] You have a date with your city, Rochester. All of your friends are busy and you are alone, so you decide to enjoy the evening yourself. You are about to experience a city and whether it is deaf-friendly.

As you walk by a restaurant, you read their specials on a sign including “Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti for 4.99”. You decide to go in and eat. The hostess starts talking to you and you inform her that you are deaf. She suddenly apologizes and starts signing. The hostess seats you at a table near a window. The waiter noticed the hostess signing to you, and he stops by your table and signs to you as well.