Bakery helps deaf Chinese earn their daily bread | AFP

The oven’s warm glow and aroma of fresh bread signals the busy morning rush at Bach’s Bakery in the central Chinese city of Changsha, but although the baking staff chatter excitedly, you could hear a pin drop. Bach’s employs hearing-impaired kitchen staff, whose banter over trays of pumpkin bread, Danish sausage rolls and apple turnovers is done entirely in sign language.

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