Tokyo café supports inclusion by hiring the deaf
A cafÃ© near the University of Tokyo in Japan gives jobs to deaf people, who communicate with customers by writing and using sign language.
The Sign with Me cafÃ© was opened in 2011 by 44 years old Masahiro Yanagi, who himself is deaf.
The cafÃ© now serves as a great place for university students and regular customers who enjoy meal with their friends and also get a chance to learn sign language and communicate with the deaf staff.
Masahiro was motivated to start the cafÃ© as he found that companies that hire the deaf do not provide them with interesting jobs.
The ordering is done in a simple way. Customers who come to the cafÃ© point at food pictures and when required, make themselves understood through writing, sign language and gestures.
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