Incredibly Caring Starbucks Barista Uses Sign Language to Take Deaf Customer’s Order
Deaf customers at a Starbucks have no trouble ordering their favorite beverage thanks to a barista who take orders and converses with customers using sign language.
The staff at this Starbucks in St. Augustine, Florida wanted to make sure all of their customers, even those who are deaf, receive the best service possible.
Having employees who know sign language is especially important for this location as St. Augustine is home to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.
An interesting side note to this story. Singer and pianist Ray Charles attended the Florida school where he learned to read braille.
Students and staff from the school as well as other members of the community appreciate the extra effort the baristas put forth to make sure every customer is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.