When Mozzeria opened for business in December, we realized we were not exactly the right people to create music playlists at Mozzeria. We asked hearing staff members to help create the playlist. It was quite interesting to see how hearing people have different tastes in music. We never knew that. I often have one or two hearing people ride in my car, and they usually would play the same music over and over. I suggested that our music ought to be diverse to satisfy our customers overall.
I downloaded an app on the iPad to play songs, and I didn't know that the music program had commercials until a customer made comment in an email that it was playing commercials which created a disconnect from the music. She suggested that I sign up, and subscribe, to certain music programs that do not play commercials. After we signed up to a service, customers were happy to hear commercial-free songs.
The funny thing is that I have to keep reminding myself to turn music off when leaving the restaurant for the night. I admit that I forgot to turn off music sometimes because I obviously cannot hear the music. I feel bad for my neighbors, and I hope the music didn't keep them awake during the night.
Now let’s talk about the large TV monitor at Mozzeria. We usually show either Football or Basketball games. When no game was being broadcast one evening, one customer made a brilliant suggestion. As hearing customers can enjoy listening to music while dining at Mozzeria, what about deaf customers?
We thought of some deaf people who did amazing song videos in American Sign Language (ASL): how about showing these signed musical videos on the TV monitor at Mozzeria? This way hearing customers could enjoy watching these ASL videos along with deaf customers, and may even learn some new signs!
There are musical ASL videos signed by talented people. I would love to show them at Mozzeria. What do you think?