deaffriendly News

Viewing posts by Staff Writer

Young Deaf Gen X-ers, Here's Why You Need A Living Will

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 28, 2013  |  Comments

Estate planning isn't just for your ailing grandfather, the still-unidentified person in Florida who won the most recent $590.5M PowerBall, or Ritchie Riches with gold diggers in hot pursuit. Estate planning is for you, deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing consumers.

Read More

Not Just FaceTime: Apple Store's Accessibility Workshops Reveal Deaf-Friendly Features

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 20, 2013  |  Comments

At 8 A.M. sharp, deaf and hearing attendees are huddled near the University Village Apple Store's Genius Bar in Seattle, WA. Armed with their morning caffeine, they're here to learn more about the magical accessibility features lurking within their Apple products.

Read More

Got 5 Minutes? Chew On 5 Fashionably-Punctual Deaf Time Management Ideas

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 14, 2013  |  Comments

You've got a vibrating alarm clock that rocks your pillow daily like a 4.6 Richter earthquake, and faithful Siri always reminds you to get your tired butt to Ashtanga yoga class at 5 P.M. sharp. So why do you feel like there's no time to get stuff done? 

Read More

ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Have a 6th Sense

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 9, 2013  |  Comments

Why does it seem like deaf people possess a psychic ability or a sixth sense? A philosopher, Aristotle argued that all humans have five active senses and no more than five. If one is lost, then it is irreplaceable. Perhaps we could argue against his theory however, intuition – in which it seems to naturally be ascribed to all deaf people since birth, may be the secret “sixth” sense.

Read More

flashBACK Friday: The Rise and Fall of WyndTell Pagers

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 25, 2013  |  Comments

Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people; WyndTell Pagers quickly became a revolutionary communication tool.

Read More

Have You Thanked the “Terps” In Your Life? Save the Date: Wednesday, May 1st

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 23, 2013  |  Comments

On Urban Dictionary, definitions for a terp include a "turtle who is a pimp" and a nickname for the University of Maryland's mascot (terrapin). But in Deaf Community, a terp is something else entirely - and near and dear to our hearts. 

Read More

500 Reviews Later: We're Halfway to our Goal!

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 22, 2013  |  Comments

Fresh after our East Coast launch, deafREVIEW hit its second milestone last week – 500 business reviews since our launch in Seattle. Chalk it up to the combined powers of our awesome West and East Coast reviewers.

Read More

Road Tripping for Education: DeafVibe's National Tour Sparks Dreams, Plugs Vocational Pathways

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 11, 2013  |  Comments

This isn't your Grandpa's RV, nor the road trip you took while barely out of puberty. In Jack Kerouac's On The Road, two soul-searching young men blaze across the nation in a '49 Hudson. Fast forward 60 years, and two men in an RV (see their tour dates here) are helping deaf/hard of hearing students find their calling – and spur them into academic action.

Read More

ridicuLIST: Deaf People Want To Be Cured

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 10, 2013  |  Comments

Ask a culturally Deaf person this: ‘If there was a pill you could take to regain your full hearing, would you take it?’ a majority of them will tell you no. Once, a deaf woman told me, “If I got my hearing back, I would lose my identity and I wouldn’t know what to do.”

Read More

Calling All Tax Procrastinators: Don't Forget Fido, Tuition, Hearing Aids, SSI/SSDI

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 8, 2013  |  Comments

We're getting down to the wire: Unless you're an early-bird filer or are taking the Form 4868 (a tax extension) route, you've only got a week left to file taxes for the year 2012.

Read More

Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Brandon

Brandon

The VanNoy Firm

Anthony Vannoy and his firm are doing a wonderful job of providing services for deaf and ...

Read Full Review

Kate

Kate

Full Tilt Ice Cream

My friend and I stopped by to buy ice creams on a warm day. The person ...

Read Full Review

loren

loren

The Parish

The waiter brought us to a nice table in a well-lit area as per requested. The ...

Read Full Review

echo

echo

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant

My Deaf friend and I were served by a server named Joseph. He was so easy ...

Read Full Review

deafREVIEW #deaffriendly echo
deaffriendly e-news
I SIGN Button