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Standard face masks make lipreading impossible in the hospital, the grocery stores, and other essential businesses. In addition, Deaf and hard of hearing people rely on facial expressions to communicate, so blocking half of your face removes a crucial source of information.

For step-by-step instructions on making a deaf friendly face mask, please see the full article.

Link to design and preparation of cloth mask provided by ideas.org.au:

https://www.ideas.org.au/images/resources/blog/Design_and_preparation_of_cloth_mask.pdf