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Eastward, Ho! deafREVIEW Launches in NYC, Rochester, and Metro D.C. Today

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2013  |  Comments

It's no April Fool's joke. After much social media buzz, voting, and feedback, the verdict is in: deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, but three bustling cities on the East Coast today. That's right -- all three cities have such good review potential, we couldn't simply pick one! If you live in or have visited Washington, D.C., New York City, or Rochester, you can now write consumer reviews about local businesses you frequent. Don't live directly within the city? No problem: You can write reviews within a 60-mile radius of the three major city hubs.

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flashBACK: Oral Method in Deaf Institutes (Post-Milan 1880)

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

The use of Manual sign and Oralism has been in a life-long battle since the beginning of education for the Deaf. A speaker in the documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes” describes the period of Oralism in Deaf history as the ‘Dark Ages’- an era we might recall when Deaf students were forced to speak and also punished for using their natural language, American Sign Language.

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Ann Silver: Don’t (Just) Call Her The Crayon Lady

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 24, 2013  |  Comments

You know you’re the grand dame of Deaf Pop Art, when your work continues to be re-invented in unexpected mediums. Just a couple weeks ago, lucky wedding guests got a taste of Ann Silver’s artwork in the form of carrot, chocolate, and chocolate/peanut butter ganache wedding cake prepared by a local Seattle pastry artist, Jeffry Kahle. The cover of her latest biography “ANN SILVER: ONE WAY, DEAF WAY” (Empyreal Press, 198 pages), topped a 3-layered creation along with the work of artists David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg.

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The Wander-List: Why Deaf People Love to Travel

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 18, 2013  |  Comments

Ask any Deaf person what they’re saving up for, and travel more often than not makes the top of their list. Hearing aids (never mind that one of these bad boys can be worth an entire 10-day Ireland getaway), car payments, and the mortgage may be essentials, but hitting the road - or friendly skies - for a trip is what makes for a life well-lived. It’s an unwritten rule that Deafies are hooked on travel – and it’s not simply because we get “pre-board” privileges at the airport! We love to stamp our passports and we cannot lie. Here are the top reasons why:

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ridiciuLIST: Deaf People are Mute

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 13, 2013  |  Comments

Hearing loss is relative to the loss of one’s functional voice box. Now that’s just silly! Babies learn to communicate by mimicking their parents, i.e. speaking.  When learning to speak, the process is what we call baby talk and includes listening with our ears, watching the mouth of mom (or dad), and trying to mimic the noises we hear.

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Deaf Culture Quiz: Are You a Little "d" or Big "D"?

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

If you socialize with deaf and/or hard of hearing people long enough, terms like "little d" and Big "D" will eventually come up during conversations. If you’re from the mainstream, you at first wonder if they're nerding out by arguing about the grammatical necessity of capitalization and lower-case writing.

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Switched at Birth: How #TakeBackCarlton Made History

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2013  |  Comments

The mid-day *beep beep* of a hearing aid is usually a prelude to "sorry, my hearing aid just died" and a panicky hunt for the size 13/675/14 battery that will make things mostly-right with the hearing world again. But last night, the inconvenient end to Daphne's hearing aid battery life conveniently led to history on prime-time TV: Switched at Birth’s all-ASL, (nearly) no-voicing episode.

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flashBACK Friday: Deaf President Now

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 28, 2013  |  Comments

This upcoming March will mark the 25th anniversary of the biggest hurdle overcome by the Deaf community. Deaf President Now (DPN) was a movement that took place at Gallaudet University on March 6th 1988 and lasted seven days. Those seven days forever changed how Deaf people are perceived by society and their civil rights.

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In Love, How Much Does Language Really Matter?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 25, 2013  |  Comments

Ask anyone what the necessary ingredient is for a top-notch romantic relationship, and “communication” is always high on the list. But there’s a catch is: the same answer can vary by language: Es la la comunicación! (Spanish), lian luo (Mandarin), Kommunikation (German). Ask a deaf person, and you may get a signed response of two C-shaped hands moving back and forth.

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Our Big Fat Deaf-Deaf Wedding: Breaking Up, Handling Exes, In-Laws, and Raising Children

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 18, 2013  |  Comments

Fellow Deafies, why do we love to date (or marry) thee? Let us count the ways: It’s the mutual “I’m lost” expression we exchange when the mustached waiter rambles too fast. It’s the passing-notes-in-class giddiness of using sign language in our private corner of the hearing world. It’s not dealing with awkward silences, because silence is our domain anyway. It’s not having to fall asleep with a squeak-squeak-squealing hearing aid when we can’t bear to skip lovers’ pillow talk.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Kate

Kate

Full Tilt Ice Cream

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

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loren

loren

The Parish

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

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echo

echo

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant

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

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Joshua Castille

Joshua Castille

Din Tai Fung Pacific Place

I went to this restaurant and had the BEST experience ever. I wrote on a paper ...

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