People on city trips are likely to do a guided tour, just to get more information and background. But what if you’re deaf or hearing impaired? Does that mean you aren’t allowed to receive the same advantages as people who can hear? Not in Prague, Czech Republic, as they do among other things tours for the deaf.
On the streets, at historical monuments, on boats,… It’s nothing new. A group of people guided by someone who does sign language. Not only guided tours, but also cafes for and by deaf or hearing impaired persons can be find in Prague. Ticha Kavarna, is doing a project called the ‘Quiet Café’, where all the staff are Deaf.
Quiet Cafe is a space where they can work hard and use their skills and evidence for themselves and for others. It also serves as a training environment, and provides support to graduates and graduates of colleges for their professional start.
They also offer space for deaf and hearing impaired artists to organize exhibitions, concerts and other cultural and educational events. The issue of the deaf employment in the Czech Republic is a very hot topic. Although the offer of academic and professional courses for deaf comparison with previous years is very extensive and diverse, only a few graduates find application in the open labor market.