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Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

Maria Redin

In the fall of 2012, the governor of Oaxaca, Mexico, decided to kill two birds with one stone. He hired 20 people who could not hear or speak to monitor footage from the state capital's 230 surveillance cameras. The move didn't just provide to jobs to people who normally can't get them in Mexico. It also improved the city's surveillance system.The video footage is silent, and deaf monitors are both capable of reading lips and less easily distracted than officers who can hear.

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  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    It's so incredible that the deaf community has been empowered to solve crimes in Mexico City.