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1,000 Reviews Later, Our Deaf–Friendly Journey Continues

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 2, 2014  |  Comments

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -- Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)  They say the first step is the hardest – and that every endeavor is a culmination of baby steps.

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Retail Therapy: 5 Lessons to Apply to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2014  |  Comments

Images of shuttered businesses and liquidation sales are sending a message to entrepreneurs everywhere: The “Death of Retail” is nigh. Just look at JC Penney’s plummeting stock, compared to Amazon’s ever-soaring stock price. No one ever leaves their home to shop until they drop anymore, right?

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Reviewer Spotlight: Guthrie Nutter - Portland, OR

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 18, 2014  |  Comments

Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on deafREVIEW? 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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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People are Poor and Abuse Government Assistance

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 12, 2014  |  Comments

SSA. SSDI. SSI. HUD. If you’ve heard of these acronyms, you’ve probably also heard them being associated with deaf individuals. Sadly, some stereotypes die hard. One is the idea that all deaf people are poor and abuse government assistance. In a recession, it seems even more so. Because seemingly everyone is broke.

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When Deafhood Meets Sisterhood, Entrepreneurism Soars

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2014  |  Comments

In 1908, International Women’s Day began with the thunderous beating of 15,000 pairs of feet marching the streets of New York City for shorter hours, suffrage, and better pay for women.

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flashBACK Friday: Billy Seago and the Bravo Family

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 28, 2014  |  Comments

If you remember stopping by your local library or community college to borrow one, or several, of these videos you probably were a Deaf child of the 90’s or a fresh-faced new signer in college with a funky sweater.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Can’t Dance

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 12, 2014  |  Comments

When Oscar winning Deaf actress, Marlee Matlin, was a contestant on season six of Dancing with the Stars, she impressed us all with her fluid waltz and mambo moves. After that season, the misconception of Deaf people being unable to dance was spun around and thrown out the door by her partner Fabian. She proved to the world, that one doesn’t need to hear to bust out a move on the dance floor.

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Who's Afraid of the IRS? Not DeafTax.com Clients

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 5, 2014  |  Comments

If the thought of doing your taxes (again) makes you want to curl up into a fetal position, you're not alone. When business man Louis J. Schwarz began offering Income Tax Preparation Services for the Deaf in 1971, the Federal Tax Code was already roughly 16,500 pages long.

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flashBACK Friday: Closed Captioning Decoder Boxes

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 31, 2014  |  Comments

If closed-captioning could speak (well, caption) for itself, it’d probably say “we’ve come a long way, baby.”

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22 Thoughts About That Deaf Fullback: Derrick Coleman

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 28, 2014  |  Comments

1.  His is a story that melts the hearts of even diehard Broncos fans. We know you Peyton-lovers are out there, dissolving into "aaawws" at Coleman's handwritten letter to 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik.

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Babeland

I went back recently for a purchase. And then had to go back a second time ...

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Kate

Kate

Albertsons

While purchasing my items at checkout, a female staff named Mahala assisted me. As I left ...

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echo

Starbucks

I hope this is the right location for this review. I am hoping this location is ...

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Pub 85

I visited this pub with a Deaf-Blind visiting from out of state, and the waitress recognized ...

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