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22 Thoughts About That Deaf Fullback: Derrick Coleman

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 28, 2014  |  Comments

1.  His is a story that melts the hearts of even diehard Broncos fans. We know you Peyton-lovers are out there, dissolving into "aaawws" at Coleman's handwritten letter to 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik.

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10 Tips for Hiring (Qualified) Sign Language Interpreters

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 14, 2014  |  Comments

By now, the entire world knows of the too-crazy-to-be-true interpreting agency which foisted the #fakeinterpreter Thamsaqua Jantjie onto the world stage. South Africa Interpreters is every interpreter's cautionary tale: A perfect example of how NOT to run your interpreting agency.

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Know Sign Language

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 8, 2014  |  Comments

All black people listen to rap. All Americans speak English. All Swedish people eat Swedish fish. All Asians excel in math. Every culture is plagued by stereotypes, and Deaf Culture is no exception. “All Deaf people know sign language” is one of them.

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Best of 2013: Seattle’s Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2013  |  Comments

Oh 2013, what a year you’ve been. You ushered in feel-so-good highs like the half-century anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” and the weird new dance move named twerking (thanks, Miley). You welcomed the newest royal baby, and whisked away the souls of such notable figures as Lou Reed and Nelson Mandela.

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flashBACK Friday: What Hat is Linda Bove Wearing Today?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 27, 2013  |  Comments

Like millions of Americans, you or your child may have learned your ABCs from “Sesame Street.” Do you also remember actress Linda Bove, who added a humorous dose of Deaf Culture to America’s most beloved children’s show?

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Will the #realinterpreter please stand up? Seattle outs their own #fakeinterpreter

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 16, 2013  |  Comments

With real-life plot twists that would make both the National Inquirer and The Onion covet its headlines, the #fakeinterpreter story continues to play on a world stage. 

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Can't Have Children

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 11, 2013  |  Comments

It just takes a sperm and an egg to make a kid, right? Basic biology. Yet some people have actually believed the myth that deaf people can’t have kids. What the heck? There’s several angles to this myth.

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#deaffriendly Games for Deaf-Challenged Holidays

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 26, 2013  |  Comments

Brace yourselves. It’s that time of the year where you deploy every trick in the book to survive company holiday parties, family reunions, and awkward Thanksgiving roundtable chit-chats with heavily bearded or accented in-laws. Well, now we’ve got even more tricks to add to your book: Games!

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ridicuLIST: Hearing Aids Solve Everything

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 13, 2013  |  Comments

A bartender recently told me a story: "I dated this Latvian girl when my Mexican accent was still heavy. I told her parents I was planning to go back to Mexico. They kept saying they were so proud of me." “I was confused. Later, they asked me: ‘So, what made you decide to go to medical school?’"

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5 Customer Service Fails: The Holiday Edition

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 11, 2013  |  Comments

With the holidays around the corner, customer service sometimes changes for the worst. How does that bode for deaf and hard of hearing customers who are trying to survive the most credit-disrupting, nerve-wracking, and elbow-jostling season of the year?

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Eric Gugger

Eric Gugger

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

I just recently tried a massage from Cam for the first time last week. I have ...

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Kate

Kate

Thai Naan

My dining companion and I were looking for a restaurant to eat at in downtown Snohomish. This location ...

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Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman

Starbucks

There was a woman who knew some signs near the front and helped guide us where ...

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ktquiet

ktquiet

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

In order to support the Deaf Ecosystem, I try to obtain services/visit Deaf-owned businesses whenever ...

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