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Valentine’s Day Special – Expert Tips On Navigating Deaf-Hearing Dating Minefields

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 12, 2013  |  Comments

As ads for Princess Cut diamond rings, steak dinners, and Godiva truffles bombard our consciousness, we are reminded of our love lives - or lack thereof. Chances are you have fallen head over heels when a pheromone-tipped Cupid arrow struck. Chances are also that you’ve fought with a sweetie about the usual suspects (money, in-laws, sex, children, and even the toilet seat left up).

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Coming Up Feb. 3: Super Bowl XLVII – Who Will Be Signing The National Anthem?

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

Confession: Here in deafREVIEW’s flagship city of Seattle, we’re still mourning the Seahawks’ by-the-skin-of-our-teeth 28-30 tearjerker loss to the Atlanta Falcons en route to Super Bowl’s Mercedes Benz Superdome in NOLA. Wads of Kleenex later, we’re ready to move on. That’s because it’s only T minus 7 days to SuperBowl XLVII, and there ain’t a moment left to waste on anything but trash talk, betting pools, Manti Te’o memes, and geeking out over point spread bets.  

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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: Ark Lodge Cinemas’ Open-Captioning Breakthrough

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

Once upon a time not too long ago, a deaf film buff’s quest to find open captioning options at the movie theaters felt strikingly like an arduous quest across Middle-earth to reclaim a mountain from an evil, fiery dragon. If the script seems familiar, that’s because you’ve just seen the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” via open captioning at a new local deaf-friendly business in Seattle: Ark Lodge Cinemas on Rainier Avenue.

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Got Deaf-Friendly Resolutions? Let Us Count the Ways.

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

Whether you're a Type-A personality or a serial couch potato, there's little doubt about what's been on your mind: New Year's resolutions. To make, or to not make? To resolve big, or to resolve little? You see, resolutions are like religion. Even if you don't overtly subscribe to it, the chiming of the midnight clock rattles through our champagne-induced joy, making all of us realize that it's time to (once again) try to be a better person.

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2012 in REVIEW: The Deaf Highs and Lows

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2012  |  Comments

What a year it’s been. As Mayan Apocalypse survivors, it’s only proper that we break out the bubblies and reflect on the last 365 days: Facebook went public for $24 a share, "Gangnam Style" reached +808M views, and the Mega Millions surpassed $640M. We debated about the seven Tour de France titles Lance Armstrong lost, watched from afar as Greece wrangled debt-restructuring deals, mourned Malala’s brave plight, as Syrian conflicts raged. 

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A Signing Santa and the Miracle on 6th & Pine

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 25, 2012  |  Comments

Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus and his elves know sign language. If you’ve been good, you can SIGN your wish list as you sit on the Jolly One’s lap at Nordstrom Santa’s Lane in Seattle, WA.

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Speechreading, Part I: “Read My (Unreadable) Lips”

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 18, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, lips: There’s no doubt that this facial feature is important to humans. Our society experiments with thousands of lipstick hues, ponies up cash to emulate Angelina Jolie’s bee-stung pout, and magazines dispense tips on being a top-notch kisser. But for deaf and hard of hearing (hh) folks, the most critical aspect of lips are the communication clues they generate.

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Deaf Consumer Support System: Do You Have One?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 11, 2012  |  Comments

Do you have a stride in your step, or are you dragging your feet due to the weight of an inaccessible universe on your shoulders? Sometimes, the difference between the two has less to do with the world you’re born into, than the support system you create for yourself.

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7 Ties That Bind all Children of Deaf Adults (CODA)

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 3, 2012  |  Comments

Ask anyone from the mainstream what a CODA is, and you’ll get answers like “Led Zeppelin’s album,” or “the tail-end of a music piece.” Close, but no cigar ... at least not from the Deaf Community. “MOTHER + FATHER + DEAF” (the signs used to describe a CODA) are statistically common within the community.

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Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with a Hearing Loss

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 19, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, the yuletide season. Where simple statements like "will you please pass the cranberry sauce?" amount to communication faux pas when uttered (or signed) across a large dining table. Holidays are notoriously awkward enough for hearing people, let alone the deafies who brave this tradition annually. It's a wonder that deafies (in non-signing families) bother to pack their bags for the holidays at all.

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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

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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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