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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.Read More
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."
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 4, 2016 | Comments
The recent social media campaign #HearingPrivilege and #DeafGain ran the last week of September which some in the Deaf community marked as Deaf Awareness Week. Both were enormously popular and showcased one of the ways social media is leveraged to spread awareness and create a catalyst for conversations and debate within the Deaf community.
Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 26, 2016 | Comments
Whether you celebrated Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) last week, or you are celebrating it this week like us, Deaf Awareness Week has been around for quite some time. DAW began in 1951 during the first gathering of the World Congress for the Deaf. We’ve highlighted it every year, with articles and a photo campaign to spread information, educate others, and encourage others to do the same.Read More