Zaragoza is handing out masks that break communication barriers



Zaragoza is handing out masks that break communication barriers

These masks help with lip reading

As a show of support for people with hearing impairments, the Zaragoza city authorities distributed specially designed transparent masks to the retailers operating in the local fish market. This was done last week in collaboration with the Spanish Association for Cochlear Implants and as a token of support and understanding that the new realities of contemporary life pose new barriers for people with different disabilities.

The masks are safe and certified

In addition to sign language, many people with hearing problems also have the ability to communicate through lip reading, a skill necessary for interacting with the general public. However, the imposition of face masks was an obstacle in this regard until special masks with a transparent window in the area of ​​the mouth were developed.

“From the moment the Cochlear Implants Association communicated this need to us, we were keen that retailers had the masks. This simple element makes life easier for customers with hearing problems and protects everyone, one of the maxims of this department since the pandemic began “, said Carmen Herrarte, councilor for economy, innovation and employment in the government of Zaragoza.

The communicative mask is designed to help you 4-layer fabric outer part and a transparent central window this allows the mouth to be seen and lip-reading makes it easier to understand. This function is of great help when interacting with other people, especially if you have hearing problems. The communicative masks are also washable and reusable.

When someone approaches with special communication needs, the dealer puts on the new mask and takes care of them so the customer knows everything that is being talked about. After completing the purchase, the seller can continue to work with his usual protection.

And the best thing is that these masks ensure that smiles can be seen on people’s faces again.



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