D.C.’s H Street friendly to deaf community
Restaurants, bars around Gallaudet adjust for clientele

Written By Tim Devaney

Shortly after it opened, the H Street Country Club bar switched from black napkins to white. It seems like a small change, but it has had a big impact for one group of customers.

“We recognize the majority of the people in our bar are hearing-impaired,” said owner Ricardo Vergara, whose business is near Gallaudet University, one of the largest schools for the deaf in the nation. “They’re a big part of this side of town. So we make adjustments when they’re around.”

And the napkin color? Deaf... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/7/h-street-friendly-to-deaf...