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ridicuLIST: Sign Language is Universal

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 14, 2014  |  Comments

Deaf people have been around for as long as people started speaking to each other. When the first people who spoke realized they had to communicate with each other they developed structure and syntax for language. So did the Deaf, and thus, sign language was born, along with its own syntax and structure.

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What is Better Hearing and Speech Month to YOU?

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 12, 2014  |  Comments

We live in a world of chatterboxes. From giving big work presentations to saying “I love you,” speech and hearing is part of many life experiences. That’s why entire industries, brands, and careers are devoted to helping people hear – or speak – better. Not only that, the entire month of May is devoted to celebrating “Better Hearing and Speech Month” (also known as BHSM).

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Interpreter Appreciation Day: The Holiday So Nice, We (Sort Of) Celebrated It Twice

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 7, 2014  |  Comments

“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents” – Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting) If there ever was an example of serendipity, this is it: We all get to celebrate the Second Annual Interpreter Appreciation Day this year … again.

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Flashback Friday: An Ode to Clunky FM Systems

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 25, 2014  |  Comments

For many mainstreamed deaf and hard of hearing students, an FM system is a rite of passage. When you most want to fit in, nothing screams “I’m different!” like a Walkie-Talkie look-a-like clipped to your hip and around your ears.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Can't Walk (In Airports)

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 18, 2014  |  Comments

There’s a long-running joke that Delta Air Lines, which operates +5,000 flights daily, is an acronym for “Doesn’t Even Leave the Airport”. But for those in the Deaf Community, it may as well be “Deaf Erroneously Lose Their Ambulation”.

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For National ASL Day: Teach Your Co-Workers 10 ASL Words

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 15, 2014  |  Comments

For most Americans, today marks the last chance to meet Uncle Sam’s tax deadline. Tonight, we either celebrate our refunds (or commiserate a lack thereof) with a stiff drink.

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1,000 Reviews Later, Our Deaf–Friendly Journey Continues

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 2, 2014  |  Comments

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -- Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)  They say the first step is the hardest – and that every endeavor is a culmination of baby steps.

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Retail Therapy: 5 Lessons to Apply to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2014  |  Comments

Images of shuttered businesses and liquidation sales are sending a message to entrepreneurs everywhere: The “Death of Retail” is nigh. Just look at JC Penney’s plummeting stock, compared to Amazon’s ever-soaring stock price. No one ever leaves their home to shop until they drop anymore, right?

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Reviewer Spotlight: Guthrie Nutter - Portland, OR

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 18, 2014  |  Comments

Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on deafREVIEW? Every 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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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People are Poor and Abuse Government Assistance

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 12, 2014  |  Comments

SSA. SSDI. SSI. HUD. If you’ve heard of these acronyms, you’ve probably also heard them being associated with deaf individuals. Sadly, some stereotypes die hard. One is the idea that all deaf people are poor and abuse government assistance. In a recession, it seems even more so. Because seemingly everyone is broke.

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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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