Delta is to roll out a uniform language bar option for over 300 sign languages around the world to enable passengers and employees to quickly recognise if they share the same sign language.

Delta says it is the first US airline to offer this option, and suggests that with this new addition, customers and qualified employees will be able to immediately recognise “when they hold sign language as a common connection.”

“Our mission is to connect the world, which starts with making travel easier for all people,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “It’s a small step on our journey, but a powerful change as we seek to make the world a smaller, more inclusive place.”

The initiative came as a result of feedback from Delta customers, ABLE Disability Business Resource Group for employees and Advisory Board on Disability.

Employees are expected to be sporting the new language bars later in autumn.


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