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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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10 Tips for Hiring (Qualified) Sign Language Interpreters

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

By now, the entire world knows of the too-crazy-to-be-true interpreting agency which foisted the #fakeinterpreter Thamsaqua Jantjie onto the world stage. South Africa Interpreters is every interpreter's cautionary tale: A perfect example of how NOT to run your interpreting agency.

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Know Sign Language

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 8, 2014  |  Comments

All black people listen to rap. All Americans speak English. All Swedish people eat Swedish fish. All Asians excel in math. Every culture is plagued by stereotypes, and Deaf Culture is no exception. “All Deaf people know sign language” is one of them.

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Best of 2013: Seattle’s Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2013  |  Comments

Oh 2013, what a year you’ve been. You ushered in feel-so-good highs like the half-century anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” and the weird new dance move named twerking (thanks, Miley). You welcomed the newest royal baby, and whisked away the souls of such notable figures as Lou Reed and Nelson Mandela.

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DDM

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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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Ballard Labs

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

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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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Cortona Cafe

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

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