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#DeafTalent in God of Carnage April 20, 2015

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Deaf Spotlight produces their annual play using an all Deaf cast to showcase #DeafTalent at 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage in Seattle, WA.  This year’s production is directed by a local Pacific Northwest Deaf director Ryan Schlecht and the play chosen, God of Carnage, grapples with the questions- what is the nature of violence and who is to blame?  A boy hits another boy with a stick and where do we go from here? Four parents in a living room wrestle with this thorny question.  What unfolds is an evening of exploration into marriage, parenting, violence, gender roles, classism, and the ways we live our lives in direct accordance to our willingness or unwillingness to take personal responsibility for the world we live in.

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Traveling with Hearing People? A Survival Guide April 13, 2015

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Here’s the deal, you’re going on a vacation with a large group of hearing people. The occasion varies - a family reunion, a long-planned cruise, a destination wedding, or a trip to a resort or amusement park. The result? You will be surrounded 24/7 with people that you might struggle to communicate with. Now, how do you survive it relatively intact, and have some fun thrown in for good measure?

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#deaffriendly Apps: Where Necessity and Innovation Mash Up April 1, 2015

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Deaf technology users are hip to what is the latest and greatest, always on the lookout for #deaffriendly technology. And when it comes to phone apps, you can bet most of Deaf folks have an assortment of awesome technology at their fingertips. They’re the trend setters and technology curators of the world and you can bet they are dialed in. 

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Reviewer Spotlight: Paolo Luciano – Chino Hills, CA March 10, 2015

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Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on deaffriendly.com? Every quarter, we pick the brains of our most active reviewers. They are the words behind our deaf-friendly mission, the stars of our 1-5 star ratings, and the soul of this website. 

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Utilizing #deaftalent: The Making of a Deaf-Friendly Webisode Feb. 25, 2015

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Are you tired of seeing production companies and theaters in Hollywood and beyond using hearing people casted as Deaf characters? Roles that Deaf individuals could portray and perhaps even better? We are! That’s why at deaffriendly we knew when we made the right choice, the only choice really, to use #deaftalent during the making of our first webisode released in late January “#deaffriendly or #deafchallenged? Let’s Find out” starring John Maucere

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Enough is Enough: Deaf Demand Access in Medical Settings Feb. 19, 2015

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Your life is on the line. Or your child is gravely ill. You’re scared. Perhaps you’re in the emergency room or with a surgeon doing a consult. The very last thing you need to worry about is communication. 

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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: How Glide’s #VIDEOTEXTING Revolution Won the Deaf Community Over Feb. 10, 2015

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To a nation of textaholics, LOLs and emojis seems like a 21st Century fixture that’s here to stay. But hold on to your hats, because an upstart startup is changing how we stay connected: Glide’s video-texting application.

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Your #deaffriendly Valentine's Day Gift Giving Guide Feb. 3, 2015

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Love is a powerful thing isn’t it? It changes lives at first glance. And tokens of our affection can lead to deepening relationships or serious misfires. We’ve all been there; we thought that tie would be a big hit. It wasn’t. We thought that piece of jewelry would make them swoon. It didn’t.

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Watch the Video! #deaffriendly or #deafchallenged? Jan. 29, 2015

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Actor John Maurcere, known for his role in SuperDeafy, displayed his usual charm and dynamic energy on screen as he engaged real-life Deaf people (not actors) and their real-life #deafchallenged and #deaffriendly stories.

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Best of 2014 #deaffriendly Businesses Dec. 30, 2014

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As the year winds down, counting is the name of the game: Days to 2015, partridges and pear trees, holiday pounds to shed, shopping budgets, and resolution lists. But at the deaffriendly headquarters, we count with spreadsheets: Analyzing #deaffriendly businesses and which one’s deserve top honors in several business categories.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Lyle

Lyle

Whole Foods

Tony in the sea food department was very nice   

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Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Queen Bee Cafe

Because I've been at Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center (HSDC) so often in the past couple of ...

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Anna

Anna

Advanced Dermatology & Laser

I made an appointment with them through VP relay and they accepted it with no issues ...

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echo

echo

Cloud City Coffee

This is my second review of Cloud City Coffee. My experience there was so easy and they even made ...

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