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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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From curbside pickup to clear masks, pandemic redefines the deaf consumer experience

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 13, 2020  |  Comments

Over four months later, fighting the coronavirus is still a Catch-22 for the 40+ million in the U.S. who live with hearing loss. With face masks and social distancing now the norm, deaf and hard of hearing individuals continue to be bewildered by new communication barriers. More than ever, businesses are in a unique position to improve the deaf customer experience.

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Deaf Americans are urging the White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 3, 2020  |  Comments

(CNN)The US Census Bureau estimates that about 11.5 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Yet months into the coronavirus pandemic, the White House still does not have American Sign Language interpreters at its televised public health press briefings.

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Best of 2019: Deaf-Friendly Businesses Who Went the Extra Mile

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 29, 2019  |  Comments

What a year 2019 was! We saw the Deaf ecosystem in full force as more Deaf owned businesses than ever reached new and loyal customers alike. It was also a banner year for deaf-friendly businesses of all stripes who went the extra mile to ensure their Deaf and hard of hearing customers received accessible and deaf-friendly service. Our annual "Best of" list is based on actual Deaf consumer experiences shared on our website in the form of reviews. This year there were three businesses that stood out to us. Read on to find out who they are!

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ACT Theater Redefines the Deaf Theatergoer Experience - With the Help of deaffriendly Training

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2019  |  Comments

Life doesn’t imitate art at one of Seattle’s three largest playhouses, where one unusual set full of chain-link fences symbolizes divided worlds. 

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BEST OF 2018: An Ode to Deaf-Friendly Business Standouts

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 30, 2018  |  Comments

Ever seen your favorite business suddenly take a nosedive? In a fast-changing world, the best deaf-friendly businesses aren’t one-hit wonders. They continue being ah-mazing, even with new management, product changes, or when a new chef changes your favorite dish.

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