When public health officials and news outlets spoke about "the new normal" back in the early days of the pandemic, no one could have fully predicted what that would entail. Over five months later, we now know that part of the new normal is wearing face masks pretty much anywhere we publicly go.
While it's a great and simple way to prevent the spread of the very contagious COVID-19 infection, it has presented its challenges for those who often rely on lip-reading to communicate and interact with others out in the community.
To try and solve the issue, people have created masks with clear plastic windows that show the movement of the mouth, but they present their own challenges. That's exactly why one woman came up with an even more clever way to help the hard of hearing and Deaf communities.