Posts Tagged ‘deaf’

H Street NE Bars and Restaurants Reach Out to Their Deaf Neighbors

“Are you ready to start?” the trivia announcer shouts into the microphone at H Street NE restaurant Vendetta. Silence. The place is so quiet that the bartenders don’t need to speak above a whisper, and I can hear a group across the room clink its beer glasses. Yet the place is packed for a Monday […]

Sign Language Trivia Coming to Vendetta on H Street NE

When H Street Country Club opened nearly five years ago, the bar would get large crowds of deaf and hard of hearing patrons from nearby Gallaudet University, but it didn't have any American Sign Language-speaking staff. "It became an issue, especially on Thursday nights when college kids go out," says Jimmy Silk, who was general manger […]