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Deaf restaurant in Gambia

One group of Deaf women solved their unemployment problem by creating a sign language restaurant in Gambia. Customers enjoy food--and learn about deafness.
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Most deaf people want jobs–just like anyone else. But some employers discriminate against deaf people. One common solution that many deaf people use is to create their own jobs. A group of deaf women have done this by establishing a deaf restaurant in Gambia. All staff at the Tulkuya Signs Restaurant, including the owners, are Deaf women. They have taught sign language to customers. Meanwhile, customers at the deaf restaurant in Gambia have learned that deaf people can be good workers.


The web page is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. For example, some images have descriptions for people who cannot see them. But most web links have no label to say where they go. 


The Tulkuya Signs Restaurant also has a Facebook page.

Also learn about another sign language restaurant in the Gaza strip.

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