Starbucks opens first American Sign Language store

Starbucks opened its first signing store in the United States in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starbucks just opened its first store in the U.S. that specifically caters to deaf customers in Washington, D.C.

The Starbucks "Signing Store" is located near Gallaudet University, a private school for deaf students and others with partial hearing loss.

“As a deaf person, you can have a job and you can have money and you can have life skills. And you can engage with people in the signing and non-signing community,” Signing Store manager Matthew Gilsbach said. “I’m excited to start this journey and to see what the Deaf and hearing communities can do together.”