There are members of the public policing others when one goes outside, re their/our use or rather the lack of use, of a mask.
“Not all hidden Disabilities are visible.”
I decided to purchase 2x Sunflower lanyards, one ‘Exempt’ ID card and one ‘Hearing loss’ ID card, with 2x clear wallets to help diffuse any unwanted presumptions, to help educate others in anticipation. The other lanyard is for whoever may be out shopping, with myself since the person accompanying the lip reader is exempt, from wearing a face mask.
However, if you are deaf and the person accompanying you is also deaf, then it is appropriate to cease the use of your masks as and when since you both rely on lip reading / sign language to communicate.
Be proactive, not reactive.
Remain kind, patient and educate.
~ SJ (Sara Jae)