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Please find a way to make transparent masks, plead hearing-disabled people

People living with disabilities bear the brunt of government measures to combat Covid-19

Gabriel Hoffman has a hearing impairment. For him to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, he has to read their lips, but that has been difficult with the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic,.

Hoffman, 40, from Sandton, is one of many South Africans living with disabilities who have had challenges with the government’s Covid-19 measures, such as the wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.

Hoffman, who spoke to Sunday Times Daily via email with the help of his sister Ansie, said the mask was the biggest communication barrier for him, especially when he was hospitalised last year for an ear operation...

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