Deaf And Unemployed: Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

Co-founder Mark Burke signs with patrons at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., in Hyattsville, Md. "My goal is to make the best beer," Burke said. "But the impact and magnitude of how this influences the Deaf community is inspiring."

Deaf people struggle with high unemployment. So they are creating their own “deaf ecosystems” and pushing employers to better accommodate them.

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