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Access Orlando: deaffriendly CONSULTING trains 100 hotel staff to welcome 1,000+ deaf professionals to #NAD2022

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 23, 2022  |  Comments

After its first virtual conference in 2020, the National Association of the Deaf is back with another milestone: hosting its biennial #NAD2022 conference in Orlando, FL for the very first time. 

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BEST OF 2021 Deaf-Friendly Businesses: Recurring faves and newcomers!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 3, 2022  |  Comments

Like Santa, we love year-end lists. In deaffriendly’s earlier, more locally-focused years we began a year-end tradition: the “Best Of” list, with our 2013 list selecting flagship city favorites like Seattle Public Library and 5th Ave Theatre. 

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Reviewer Spotlight: Julia Cameron Damon - Indianapolis, IN

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 27, 2021  |  Comments

Do you know the faces behind deaffriendly’s reviews? Quarterly, we pick the brains of our active reviewers - the words behind our mission, the stars of our ratings, and the soul of this website.

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Got Captions? Washington State says You Betchya!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 16, 2021  |  Comments

Washington State is the first state to mandate closed captions be turned on for screens in all public places and places of public accommodations, at all times. This is a major victory for deaf and hard of hearing consumers in Washington State, making it one of the most deaf-friendly states in the country.

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How this deaf CEO aims to make services better for the deaf community

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 12, 2021  |  Comments

As corporate America strives to be more inclusive, one under-the-radar group is the deaf and hard of hearing community. Melissa Echo Greenlee, founder of deaffriendly.com, and her interpreter Jennifer Mantle, join ‘The Exchange’ to discuss her condition and the decision to launch her Yelp-like business for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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Melmira Takes the #deaffriendly Challenge

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 29, 2021  |  Comments

Melissa Elmira Yingst of Melmira is on a mission to find and bring awareness to hidden narratives. Taking the deaffriendly challenge, she's committed to writing reviews on our platform for the entire month of March!

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A New Year, A New Look, A New Deaf-Friendly World

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2021  |  Comments

The pandemic has been a catalyst for so many of us and has pushed businesses to embrace change in radically new ways. As deaf consumers, we are experiencing these changes in real-time and deaffriendly.com is changing with it.

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Best of Deaf-Friendly Businesses in 2020: The Year of The Pandemic

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 1, 2021  |  Comments

This month, deaffriendly faces a tough task: Highlighting the best businesses in one of the worst years ever, the year of the pandemic.

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This September, Take Action For a Deaf-Friendly World!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 2, 2020  |  Comments

Creating a deaf-friendly world doesn't happen from the efforts of one person alone. We can't sit and wait for the world to become deaf-friendly, we, as a collective group must roll up our sleeves and do the work. We certainly can't pick every battle, but we can make an impact by modeling for others what we want, in our everyday lives.

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