Starbucks has opened their very first store in the U.S. that serves the deaf and hard of hearing, and all of the employees run this location using American Sign Language.

It’s located in Washington, D.C., right by Gallaudet University which is the only university in the world designed for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Academy Award winner and deaf actor Marlee Matlin showed her support and posted an Instagram video of herself ordering a coffee at the shop.

This store in D.C. was modelled after the only other signing store that’s in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which opened in 2016.

And if you were wondering how to sign ‘pumpkin spice latte’ in American Sign Language…


h/t The Washington Post

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