Deaf Expo showcases deaf-owned businesses

Amtrak representatives talk with visitors checking out vendors

Delaware School for the Deaf celebrated Deaf Awareness Week on Saturday by hosting the annual Deaf Expo, which showcases deaf-owned and deaf-friendly businesses.

Organized by the Delaware Association of the Deaf, the event is held in a different location around the state each year. Feta Fernsler, president of the organization, said that holding the event at DSD gave students there a chance to meet successful deaf people and envision their own future.

“We don’t want to limit kids’ expectations,” Fernsler said.”The world is open to them.”


More than 30 vendors participated in the event, including many businesses owned by deaf people or children of deaf adults. Some sold products catering to deaf people, such as alarm clocks that vibrate and light up.

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