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Using Clear Face Masks to Facilitate Communication

A man wearing a clear face maskWhile it is essential that we continue to wear masks to protect each other from COVID-19, there are many individuals who may find it challenging to wear one. For people who rely on reading lips and facial expressions to communicate, attempting to engage with others may be problematic. The typical face mask hinders the ability to read lips and facial expressions. Our colleagues within ODP partnered with the ASERT Collaborative and created the attached resource to promote the use of clear face masks in order to facilitate communication. The resource also includes links to several different guides to make your own clear mask. 

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