A Restaurant Staffed by Deaf Waiters and Waitresses
Signs is Canada’s first restaurant staffed by deaf waiters and waitresses. Patrons are encouraged to use sign language to order and the menu comes with handy icons and a ‘cheat sheet’ to assist you. According to the Toronto Star:
In 2006, Statistics Canada reported an unemployment rate of 10.4 per cent for those with “hearing limitations,” a broad category. The number is estimated to be much higher for the completely deaf. In a 1998 survey by the Canadian Association of the Deaf, the group found that 37 per cent of deaf Canadians were unemployed.