Would it be neat to have a restaurant where you’re pretty much force to sign only for the experience of it and get the order right? Hands On took over a busy Cactus Jacks restaurant in Dublin, Ireland for a day and convert the menu into combination of fingerspelling and sign language. This is pretty cool crash-course for those who are not really aware of what the Deaf and hard of hearing face daily when they go out to the public. Communication is the barrier and the Deaf individuals has their own technique of getting their message across. I’m not going for the Deaf Power approach but this is more for the awareness instead of having a once a year Deaf Awareness Week. If Deaf Restaurant established, will the business last? I think it will last longer in bigger city where you are drawing in a broader audience than you would in a smaller city.
I think Las Vegas has a similar concept as you’re placed in pitch black room like you’re a blind person. Apparently, it suppose to elevate your sense and so so. Interesting concept and a risk which is something you have to try or you will never know.
Check out the video from Hands On (Deaf Restaurant Section is shown from 0:00 to 10:00):
If a restaurant opened and it is sign only, would you go to it?