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Designing for the future you - deaffriendly founder at Tech Inclusion

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 29, 2017  |  Comments

Curb cuts, missed hues from Surface's facial recognition, CAPTCHAs, Alexa, and flubbed Starbucks orders were just a few topics mentioned at the Designing and Building Accessible, Inclusive Products panel last month.

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Deaf-Inclusive Tech Conferences: Accessibility Lessons From &yetConf

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 12, 2015  |  Comments

Though I was born deaf, I had very few opportunities to meet culturally Deaf, ASL-fluent peers until after college. As I began learning sign language for the first time, I noticed that many Deaf and hard of hearing people gravitated towards careers in tech. 

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Captioning In-Flight Entertainment: The Final Frontier

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 4, 2013  |  Comments

Scientific progress doesn't always happen in logical order. In 1921, Aeromarine Airways showed the world's first in-flight movie. In 1969, we put a man on the moon. In 2005, tourists started booking with Virgin Galactic to take spaceflights. In 2009, U.S. Department of Transport ruled that all aircraft videos, DVDs and other audio-visual displays be captioned for safety and/or informational purposes. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Kramer Wealth Managers

A financial planning firm where all the advisors are deaf- doesn't get more #deaffriendly than ...

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JackThreads

Love love this website- great products, but they are über #deaffriendly because I can order, get ...

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echo

University Audi Lynnwood

Miranda at the front desk helped to get my appointment set up and accespted my call ...

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Michael

Lake Stevens Brewing Company

A friend and I stopped by after some disc golf and enjoyed great beer and a ...

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