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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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Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland: New Kids on the Block!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 29, 2013  |  Comments

A barbershop quartet isn't the only nifty thing that comes in fours. deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, nor three, but four bustling cities today.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Cannot Drive

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 23, 2013  |  Comments

Seatbelts on? Check. Gas tank at least a quarter-full? Check. Hearing driver? Hey, wait a minute! This checklist is as outdated as the dune and buggy system. Today, some folks still think deaf individuals can’t drive, let alone legally sit behind the wheel. 

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Not Just Grandpa: A Guide To Hard of Hearing Wedding Guests

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

Trying to spot a hard of hearing guest(s) that doesn’t use Sign Language at your wedding is like scoping out a "Where's Waldo" scene. The usual suspects are there ... but it just might take a while for your peepers to pinpoint them amidst all the candelabras, floral arrangements, and hullaballoo that are par for the course at a wedding.

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DAW: Behind the Scene with #deaffriendly Models, Photographer

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 8, 2013  |  Comments

One by one, twelve models arrived at Meryl Schenker’s SODO studio in Seattle for deafREVIEW’s Deaf Awareness Week campaign. They began to address her by a name sign created by deafREVIEW founder Melissa “echo” Greenlee: A closed 5 handshape sweeping outward from the forehead, characterizing Schenker’s wispy tresses.

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Interpreters For Your Family Function: A Checklist

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Christmas? Family Reunions? Weddings? It’s a perfect storm; near-strangers who might not have a close relationship are stuck together for hours at a time. There’s constant interaction and you’re often away from your own bed, your home, and your comfort zone. Even the closest of families run into this kind of tension from time to time.  

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman

Ergologics

Ronda is champ! I love that there is a Deaf ergonomics specialist, and I've learned ...

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Michael Thal

Michael Thal

Fat Sal's Deli Encino

The manager knows I'm deaf. When I asked for space on Monday night for a ...

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Ariele

Ariele

CenturyLink Field

I have attend music events, Sounders game and Seahawks games.  They provided really great ASL interpreters ...

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Crys

Crys

Starbucks

This is Washington D.C.'s Signing Starbucks and is so unbelievably deaf-friendly that I wish ...

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