21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

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Due to the coronavirus the entire world in Touchy situation. At this moment the world is facing a lack of medical appliances since they are prepared for a war not like this but for military war. In order to be safe from this virus, it is good to put a face mask. But due to this lack of masks people are trying to go for DYI masks. Ashley Lawrence was thought about what if the affected deaf people are going to recover from this virus hence they need special assistance other than the normal people.

After realizing there’s a shortage of masks suitable for deaf and hard of hearing this woman starts making them herself

21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Image credits: Ashley Lawrence

With the sound knowledge of deaf education at Eastern Kentucky University Ashley come up with this brilliant idea since she realized that there is an inadequate supply of masks appropriate for deaf people.

21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

“I just saw that people were making masks on Facebook for everyone to have instead of the throwaway masks, and I was like, what about the deaf and hard of hearing population?” she told Lex 18.

21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Image credits: Ashley Lawrence

With the help of the mother, she was able to sew masks with the feature of a hole but covered with plastic where it shows the mouth of the wearing person. Since the lip is crucial for sign language this innovation is gone viral. After posted this on Facebook she realized that there is a high demand for this kind of mask in the USA. So she is sawing these masks as much as possible and sent them for necessary people in free of charge.  And if the demand rises she is planning for tutorials and the free patterns where people can make their own.

21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Image credits: Ashley Lawrence
21 Y.O. Student Makes Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Image credits: Ashley Lawrence

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