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When the Service is Whoa (Oh So) Good

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 18, 2017  |  Comments

You’re having a day… you overslept, spilled your coffee, misplaced your keys, and got a parking ticket.  Lovely. Then, the clouds start to part; you go into a business and receive amazing customer service. The staff is dreamy, makes eye contact, smiles at you, knows some signs and you leave feeling a million times better. All of a sudden the day is looking better and the world is a more deaf-friendly place.

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Reviewer Spotlight: Rachel - Denver, CO

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 10, 2017  |  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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May Kickoff: Deaf-Friendly Certified Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 1, 2017  |  Comments

We’re kicking off the month of May with big things, announcing the first five Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses. It’s important to us to celebrate the work of businesses who are not just trying to make the world a more deaf-friendly place, but are making their businesses deaf-friendly places to be.

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Deaf-Friendly Certified Business - Endorsed by Deaf Consumers

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 12, 2017  |  Comments

Spring is here, and with it marks the beginning of a new exciting chapter for us at deaffriendly as we announce our new certification program, Deaf-Friendly Certified Business. This program spotlights businesses around the nation who consistently go above and beyond to provide top notch deaf-friendly customer service to Deaf customers.

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A Day Without Immigrants- A Message from deaffriendly.com

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 16, 2017  |  Comments

Across the country coffee shops, stores, restaurants and gas stations have shuttered their doors. Many businesses have closed for the day in observance of "Day Without Immigrants."  
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Best Deaf-Friendly Businesses of 2016: The New Standard

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 10, 2017  |  Comments

2016 saw Deaf people spotlighted everywhere in the media from Nyle DiMarco taking the world by storm, to staffers such as Leah Katz-Hernandez and Claudia Gordon in the White House, and Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano becoming the first female Deaf president of Gallaudet University.  

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Throw a Deaf-Friendly Party Like A Pro

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 6, 2016  |  Comments

Back in the day, Deaf celebrations were typically hosted at local Deaf community centers and Deaf clubs. With Deaf community centers and Deaf clubs closing or dwindling down over the last two decades, Deaf people have still found ways to gather. The desire to gather and celebrate is as strong as ever, with parties being hosted in people’s homes or creative venues with the same merriment and festivity shown in decades past.

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When You Have A Deaf Challenged Consumer Experience

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 16, 2016  |  Comments

We’ve all been there. It’s the eyeroll. Or the exasperated sigh. Or the way they walk away and laugh while pointing at you with another co-worker. Maybe it’s even the outright refusal to serve you or provide you with accommodations. However you experience your deaf-challenged moment, it never feels good. Your stomach churns. Your break out into cold sweat. You can feel that rage start to simmer.

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Tips For Deaf Fliers: Travel Proactively

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 7, 2016  |  Comments

One sign of a frequent traveler is picking your flight based on your connection because their favorite airport restaurant is at that hub and the wings there can’t be beat. Another seasoned traveler might pick an airline based on free wifi or the free checked luggage- heck even getting to bring two carry-ons for free is becoming more of a perk and less of a given.

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#deaffriendly IRONMAN Ready. Set. Go

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 7, 2016  |  Comments

Tomorrow, Deaf Ironman Contestant Vladimir (Vlad) Schmidt will take on his greatest Ironman Challenge yet, the World Championship in Kona. This is his first time attempting the World Championship and he is surrounded by fans cheering him on, those on the island, those who have flown in from the mainland and those from afar. Deaf and hearing fans all over the world including Russia, Germany and Canada and waiting and will be watching with the rest of the world.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

jena

jena

Repair Revolution

This auto repair shop is very Deaf-friendly. Very queer-friendly too. Its waiting room is brilliantly decorated ...

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Crys Green

Crys Green

Babeland

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

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Kate

Kate

Jimmy John's

Stopped by to order a sandwich. Female staff gave me a piece of paper after I ...

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deafREVIEWer

deafREVIEWer

Redmond's Bar and Grill

Rachel, our waitress, realized I was deaf and started signing. I was with a group of ...

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