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Business Tip: Turning a Negative Review into a Deaf-Friendly One

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 7, 2016  |  Comments

Lets face it, it’s tough getting a negative review or negative feedback.  No one likes it, whether you’re an individual or a business. While eighty percent of reviews on deaffriendly.com are positive, the deaf-challenged experiences Deaf consumers face sometimes lead to reviews that are three stars or less. We encourage businesses to reframe the situation and see negative reviews as a wonderful opportunity to gain an edge, get information about Deaf consumers, and do concrete things to create a deaf-friendly experience in the future. In fact, the most successful situations we see are a deaf-challenged business taking a negative review and turning it into a positive one. 

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Deaf-Inclusive Tech Conferences: Accessibility Lessons From &yetConf

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 12, 2015  |  Comments

Though I was born deaf, I had very few opportunities to meet culturally Deaf, ASL-fluent peers until after college. As I began learning sign language for the first time, I noticed that many Deaf and hard of hearing people gravitated towards careers in tech. 

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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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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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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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Do You Know What It Means To Be #deaffriendly?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 22, 2014  |  Comments

You know what a cost-benefit analysis is. You have your accountant’s telephone number on speed-dial. You even know how to expertly run a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. But, do you know what it means to be a deaf-friendly business?

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Are Inspiration Porn

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 13, 2014  |  Comments

Do you have less-than-“perfect” hearing? Then, somewhere along your journey in this hearing-centric world, you may have received comments like these: “You’re so inspirational to live with this disability. I can't imagine how I would do it.” Or “You’re deaf? Goodness, you seem to be doing so well in spite of it.”

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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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