Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Restaurant for the deaf and hearing impaired opens in Rome

Rome has opened a restaurant for the deaf and hearing impaired, located via Oderisi da Gubbio. The mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, presided over the opening ceremony July 12, in presence of hundreds of people who spread the word of the event via SMS. The restaurant is equipped with a DTS (a telewriting device used to communicate via phone), a computer and a mobile phone used to allow people to book a table. Guests can also place their order with the waiter by sign language. A movie in sign language with subtitles is projected in the restaurant. At the same time, in the Marconi neighborhood, the first dictionary of sign language in Italian was to be presented.
[Via Ansa]


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