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"You learn sign language while waiting"

"You learn sign language while waiting"

Deaf 'barista' sells coffee at VodafoneZiggo office

Buying a cup of coffee will be quite a different experience this month. In VodafoneZiggo's central office, colleagues and visitors get their coffee from a deaf 'barista' who uses sign language to communicate. This way, VodafoneZiggo urges people to be aware of diversity at work.

"Our company wants to be a reflection of society", says Pim Brouwers, diversity manager at VodafoneZiggo "Everyone deserves a chance at a good job, so we offer jobs to people with disabilities."

The Sign Language Coffee Bar is hosted by Ctalents. This organisation helps deaf or blind people find a job. VodafoneZiggo is an advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and catering company Vermaat brought the 'Gebaarista' (sign language coffee maker) to the VodafoneZiggo office.

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