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Spanish volunteers produce see-through face masks for deaf people

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 A group of volunteers have begun producing face masks for deaf people in the southern Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera The masks have material around the edges nonetheless the central section is made out of see through plastic This enables lip reading which along with sign language is a crucial part of how people with hearing difficulties hellip
Spanish volunteers produce see-through face masks for deaf people

NNN: A group of volunteers have begun producing face masks for deaf people in the southern Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera.

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The masks have material around the edges nonetheless the central section is made out of see-through plastic.

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This enables lip-reading, which along with sign language is a crucial part of how people with hearing difficulties can understand others and communicate.

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The normal face masks that are becoming obligatory as part of anti-coronavirus measures across the globe are not transparent, making life harder for people who rely on lip-reading.

“At first we used the rain covers from children’s buggies to make the masks,’’ volunteer Francisco Zuasti told newsmen.

Zuasti said that the masks open at the side so they do not steam up.

According to him, the group hopes that other parts of the country will catch on to the idea and make masks for deaf people and those with hearing difficulties numbering about 1 million people across Spain.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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