5/12/2020 10:03:57 PM
Dr. Darlene Zangara, MNCDHH's executive director, was interviewed for the Star Tribune's article, "For Minnesota's deaf and hard of hearing, wearing masks is another barrier to communication."
For someone who wears hearing aids, reads lips or uses American Sign Language, seeing the mouth is key, said Darlene Zangara, executive director of the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing.
“When you have a mask on, you can’t lip read,” said Zangara, who identifies as Deaf. “There’s been no real adjustments made to help communicate unless they had personal experiences with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. So it’s been very frustrating.”
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