Cairo KFC run by deaf



A Cairo KFC outlet entirely staffed by deaf people. This video is not new but I came across it and was struck. There are a lot of deaf people in Cairo and I remember, when I first arrived here, going to an qahwa (café) whose customers were mostly deaf. I made some interesting conversations there, thanks to the help of a very talented interpreter who could sign in several languages and translate between them, as well as speak several languages.

Egypt has a high proportion of deaf people because of poor public health policies and the prevalence of certain diseases such as meningitis and rubella, as well as the practice (traditionally preferred by some) of first-cousin marriages. Read more about it in this Egypt Today feature.