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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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Hartford businesses become deaf-friendly for NAD conference guests

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 5, 2018  |  Comments

A busy week is taking place in Hartford, the state capital of Connecticut: The 54th Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference is off to a roaring start. With a total of six days (including pre-conference meetings), over 100 workshops, 2,000 attendees, and 300 hotel rooms blocked out for them, the conference presents a sizable - and exciting - hospitality challenge.

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Reviewer Spotlight: Alicia - Frederick, MD

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 13, 2018  |  Comments

Do you know the stories behind the reviewers of deaffriendly.com? Each 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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Share the Love for a Deaf-Friendly Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 14, 2018  |  Comments

There's enough variations of love to pack into February's short-but-sweet 28 days. One sometimes forgotten: : Biz-entines. There are millions of businesses listed on deaffriendly’s platform, and over 3,000 reviews written to date. From shopping mom-and-pop businesses to large corporate chains, you're giving countless businesses a loving gesture with every dollar you spend.

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A Deaf Person Walks Into Your Business. Now What?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 5, 2018  |  Comments

“A deaf person walks into a bar.” It may sound like the start of a classic joke formula, but this what actually happens all over the world daily, along with: “A deaf customer walks into your retail store,” or “a deaf taxpayer walks into your tax prep office,” or “a deaf driver walks into your auto body shop.”

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Best of 2017: Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 28, 2017  |  Comments

We are counting down to the close of the year where we reflect on 2017 and celebrate; we get to raise our glasses and say cheers to the upper echelon, the very best, the cream of the crop- the most Deaf-Friendly Businesses of 2017!  

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Building Bridges: Bringing Deaf-Friendly Customer Service to Baltimore

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 5, 2017  |  Comments

Baltimore is a town of depth and breadth; fanning out from a picturesque harbor, it boasts both the culinary delights of Little Italy and its culinary love affair with crabs. The historical town is known for jobs in science, engineering and technology as well as its proximity to one of the most foremost teaching hospitals in the nation. And for several days in August it was the host to one of the largest Black Deaf gatherings in the country.

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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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