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Microsoft ASL Answer Desk Offers Visual and Virtual Troubleshooting

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 7, 2015  |  Comments

PC problems ailing you (again)? Microsoft feels your pain: All of us have grappled with cat videos that take forever to buffer, pop-up ads that won’t quit, and Wi-Fi connections that keep quitting. We've put tech support on speed dial, for a good reason: Technology has brought #deaffriendly apps and telecommunication solutions bridging us to the hearing world.

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Deaf-Friendly Tips Every Restaurant Needs to Know

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 17, 2015  |  Comments

We go to restaurants to celebrate milestones, to break bread with our loved ones, to create memories over a meal, and of course to eat good food. Deaf restaurant patrons are no different. When a restaurant understands the needs of Deaf customers and is willing to accommodate them, it elevates the experience from an average experience to an extraordinary one. 

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How To NOT Be That Annoying Hearing Person in A Place of Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 11, 2015  |  Comments

If we had a dollar for every time a hearing person in a place of business annoyed us, we’d be making a pretty penny. Sometimes hearing people mean well, sometimes they’re a tad ignorant, and sometimes they can be downright irritating, without even knowing it. We usually respond with practiced brevity and frosty politeness, but now and then we lose our cool and let you have the full, unvarnished truth - y’all making annoying an Olympic sport sometimes.

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Our Latest Obsession at deaffriendly.com: OtoSense

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 20, 2015  |  Comments

A couple weeks ago, during our weekly staff meeting, we were swapping stories about missed doorbells, burning cookies in the oven, and well… overflowing the bathroom sink. It’s a Deaf thing. C’mon, you’ve been there too, right? One our staffers remembers the day she overflowed the sink, twice and burned a romantic dinner for her sweetie. Needless to say she wasn’t feeling the love that night as she washed a load of sopping wet towels.

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#DeafTalent in God of Carnage

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 20, 2015  |  Comments

Deaf Spotlight produces their annual play using an all Deaf cast to showcase #DeafTalent at 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage in Seattle, WA.  This year’s production is directed by a local Pacific Northwest Deaf director Ryan Schlecht and the play chosen, God of Carnage, grapples with the questions- what is the nature of violence and who is to blame?  A boy hits another boy with a stick and where do we go from here? Four parents in a living room wrestle with this thorny question.  What unfolds is an evening of exploration into marriage, parenting, violence, gender roles, classism, and the ways we live our lives in direct accordance to our willingness or unwillingness to take personal responsibility for the world we live in.

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Traveling with Hearing People? A Survival Guide

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 13, 2015  |  Comments

Here’s the deal, you’re going on a vacation with a large group of hearing people. The occasion varies - a family reunion, a long-planned cruise, a destination wedding, or a trip to a resort or amusement park. The result? You will be surrounded 24/7 with people that you might struggle to communicate with. Now, how do you survive it relatively intact, and have some fun thrown in for good measure?

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#deaffriendly Apps: Where Necessity and Innovation Mash Up

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2015  |  Comments

Deaf technology users are hip to what is the latest and greatest, always on the lookout for #deaffriendly technology. And when it comes to phone apps, you can bet most of Deaf folks have an assortment of awesome technology at their fingertips. They’re the trend setters and technology curators of the world and you can bet they are dialed in. 

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Reviewer Spotlight: Paolo Luciano – Chino Hills, CA

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 10, 2015  |  Comments

Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on deaffriendly.com? Every quarter, we pick the brains of our most active reviewers. They are the words behind our deaf-friendly mission, the stars of our 1-5 star ratings, and the soul of this website. 

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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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Enough is Enough: Deaf Demand Access in Medical Settings

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 19, 2015  |  Comments

Your life is on the line. Or your child is gravely ill. You’re scared. Perhaps you’re in the emergency room or with a surgeon doing a consult. The very last thing you need to worry about is communication. 

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Cafe Bollywood

Pandemic food delivery can be a hit or miss. I had a craving for Indian food ...

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MELODY

MELODY

Anthony's Cookies

my go to chocolate chip cookie shop! when we are in the area, we always make ...

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Russ

Russ

UCSF Medical Center

IV Center (one of the best in providing service esp when it comes to communication).  ...

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Ariele

Ariele

Bongos

I love their foods.  I am so happy with the customer service I receive from them ...

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