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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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Planning a Festival? Tips to Provide a Deaf-Friendly Experience

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 11, 2015  |  Comments

It’s summer! There are music and theater festivals happening everyday, all day, all over the country. Have you received a request to accommodate a Deaf theater or concertgoer whom uses American Sign Language (ASL)? Making sure your event is accessible to them not only improves your customer service, it also fulfills your obligation under the civil rights law, Americans with Disability Act (ADA). If you are unsure how to provide a deaf-friendly experience at your festival for Deaf ASL users, here are some useful tips to get you started.

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ADA Then & Now: Where We Have Been & Where We Go From Here

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 21, 2015  |  Comments

This week we are watching as the nation celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the signing of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law by then President George H.W. Bush. Current President Obama said, “Thanks to the ADA, the places that comprise our shared American life- schools, workplaces, movie theaters, courthouses, buses, baseball stadiums, national parks- they truly belong to everyone.”

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ridicuLIST: Deaf people Read Braille

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

If, as a deaf person, you’ve ever been handed braille literature by a well-meaning person, you are not alone. Somewhere over the course of time, deafness and blindness became joined together like Batman and Robin. Thus an urban legend was born: “Deaf people read braille.”

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Willard's "Rebirth" Report: The Naked Truth About NTD's Decline

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 6, 2013  |  Comments

"Break a leg" is the long-uttered catchphrase of thespians and stage buffs. But it's going to take much more than a cliché to revive the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), says DeafWeekly.com editor Tom Willard. Willard is a man on a mission to save NTD.

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In The Marketplace: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 30, 2013  |  Comments

Have you heard of the term “Deaf Community?” You may have limited exposure to deaf and hard of hearing (hh) individuals, but let me attest, with over 35 million deaf/hh individuals in the United States alone, it’s very much alive and thriving!

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Give me Liberty ... Or Give Me Deafisms

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

The year was 1776: A noisy culmination of musket gunpowder, tarring, feathering, and three shiploads of tea tumbling into the Boston Harbor. Fast forward 237 years as a free country, and it's easy to say that We, the Deaf or Hard of Hearing people of the United State of America, have become more independent.

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8 Realities of Accessibility Tax Credits and Deductions - Through a Deaf CPA’s Eyes

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 17, 2013  |  Comments

Ever wondered why, in the enlightened 21st Century, it still seems so gosh-dang impossible to coax some businesses to invest in your basic right to services like sign language interpreters or CART? We wondered the same, so we asked Howard Knight, a deaf CPA and Principal of Howard Knight, CPA, to give us the straight scoop about the realities of accessibility-oriented tax credits and deductions.

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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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Got 5 Minutes? Chew On 5 Fashionably-Punctual Deaf Time Management Ideas

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 14, 2013  |  Comments

You've got a vibrating alarm clock that rocks your pillow daily like a 4.6 Richter earthquake, and faithful Siri always reminds you to get your tired butt to Ashtanga yoga class at 5 P.M. sharp. So why do you feel like there's no time to get stuff done? 

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