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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Can’t Dance

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 12, 2014  |  Comments

When Oscar winning Deaf actress, Marlee Matlin, was a contestant on season six of Dancing with the Stars, she impressed us all with her fluid waltz and mambo moves. After that season, the misconception of Deaf people being unable to dance was spun around and thrown out the door by her partner Fabian. She proved to the world, that one doesn’t need to hear to bust out a move on the dance floor.

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Who's Afraid of the IRS? Not DeafTax.com Clients

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 5, 2014  |  Comments

If the thought of doing your taxes (again) makes you want to curl up into a fetal position, you're not alone. When business man Louis J. Schwarz began offering Income Tax Preparation Services for the Deaf in 1971, the Federal Tax Code was already roughly 16,500 pages long.

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flashBACK Friday: Closed Captioning Decoder Boxes

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 31, 2014  |  Comments

If closed-captioning could speak (well, caption) for itself, it’d probably say “we’ve come a long way, baby.”

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22 Thoughts About That Deaf Fullback: Derrick Coleman

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 28, 2014  |  Comments

1.  His is a story that melts the hearts of even diehard Broncos fans. We know you Peyton-lovers are out there, dissolving into "aaawws" at Coleman's handwritten letter to 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik.

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10 Tips for Hiring (Qualified) Sign Language Interpreters

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 14, 2014  |  Comments

By now, the entire world knows of the too-crazy-to-be-true interpreting agency which foisted the #fakeinterpreter Thamsaqua Jantjie onto the world stage. South Africa Interpreters is every interpreter's cautionary tale: A perfect example of how NOT to run your interpreting agency.

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Know Sign Language

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 8, 2014  |  Comments

All black people listen to rap. All Americans speak English. All Swedish people eat Swedish fish. All Asians excel in math. Every culture is plagued by stereotypes, and Deaf Culture is no exception. “All Deaf people know sign language” is one of them.

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Best of 2013: Seattle’s Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 31, 2013  |  Comments

Oh 2013, what a year you’ve been. You ushered in feel-so-good highs like the half-century anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” and the weird new dance move named twerking (thanks, Miley). You welcomed the newest royal baby, and whisked away the souls of such notable figures as Lou Reed and Nelson Mandela.

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flashBACK Friday: What Hat is Linda Bove Wearing Today?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 27, 2013  |  Comments

Like millions of Americans, you or your child may have learned your ABCs from “Sesame Street.” Do you also remember actress Linda Bove, who added a humorous dose of Deaf Culture to America’s most beloved children’s show?

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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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Beer Star

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