deaffriendly News

Traveling with Hearing People? A Survival Guide

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 13, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 10, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 25, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 19, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 10, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 3, 2015  |  Comments

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?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 29, 2015  |  Comments

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

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 30, 2014  |  Comments

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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Money Talks. At Kramer Wealth Managers, It Signs and Listens Too

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 14, 2014  |  Comments

One unspoken rule of adulthood: Talking about money is taboo, confined to hush-hush conversations. But the Catch-22 is that talking about money early and often is what helps children build a solid financial foundation later.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

DDM

DDM

UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center

I started going to this Eastside Specialty Center for my physical therapy sessions since last December ...

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nathanvorwerk

nathanvorwerk

Ballard Labs

As the owner of Ballard Labs, I think there's always room for improvement and learning ...

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Kate

Kate

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

I wanted to give a shout for the last time I stopped by this place toward ...

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echo

echo

Cortona Cafe

The woman taking my order was very friendly, flexible, and willing to communicate with me by ...

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