Starbucks’ First U.S. ‘Signing Store’ Will Serve Deaf Customers

Starbucks is planning to open its first U.S. store entirely dedicated to serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

The “Signing Store” -- set to open in Washington, D.C., in October -- will employee 20-25 deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing individuals with the requirement they all be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), Starbucks said.

The new Starbucks will be located near Gallaudet University, the world’s only university specifically designed for the education and...

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