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Best of 2019: Deaf-Friendly Businesses Who Went the Extra Mile

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 29, 2019  |  Comments

What a year 2019 was! We saw the Deaf ecosystem in full force as more Deaf owned businesses than ever reached new and loyal customers alike. It was also a banner year for deaf-friendly businesses of all stripes who went the extra mile to ensure their Deaf and hard of hearing customers received accessible and deaf-friendly service. Our annual "Best of" list is based on actual Deaf consumer experiences shared on our website in the form of reviews. This year there were three businesses that stood out to us. Read on to find out who they are!

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Share the Love for a Deaf-Friendly Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 14, 2018  |  Comments

There's enough variations of love to pack into February's short-but-sweet 28 days. One sometimes forgotten: : Biz-entines. There are millions of businesses listed on deaffriendly’s platform, and over 3,000 reviews written to date. From shopping mom-and-pop businesses to large corporate chains, you're giving countless businesses a loving gesture with every dollar you spend.

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How To NOT Be That Annoying Hearing Person in A Place of Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 11, 2015  |  Comments

If we had a dollar for every time a hearing person in a place of business annoyed us, we’d be making a pretty penny. Sometimes hearing people mean well, sometimes they’re a tad ignorant, and sometimes they can be downright irritating, without even knowing it. We usually respond with practiced brevity and frosty politeness, but now and then we lose our cool and let you have the full, unvarnished truth - y’all making annoying an Olympic sport sometimes.

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Do You Know What It Means To Be #deaffriendly?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 22, 2014  |  Comments

You know what a cost-benefit analysis is. You have your accountant’s telephone number on speed-dial. You even know how to expertly run a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. But, do you know what it means to be a deaf-friendly business?

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100 Reviews Later: Why You Should Write deafREVIEWS

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 26, 2012  |  Comments

Are you still a “review virgin”? Last week, on deafREVIEW, we hit our first milestone – 100 business reviews since our launch – and want to thank the 20+ reviewers who have contributed! As these reviewers know, writing your very first deafREVIEW may feel scary, but very rewarding.

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Speak Up...Review a Business...Create Change!

Posted by: Melissa echo Greenlee on March 22, 2012  |  Comments

No deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing person is ever completely alike, but one tie bonds us instantly: We never stop looking for ways to make day-to-day communications less stressful in a predominantly hearing world.

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deafREVIEW Launches in Seattle!!

Posted by: Melissa echo Greenlee on March 13, 2012  |  Comments

Are you a deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing person who lives in or around Seattle, Washington? If so, kinship is inevitable. You’re part of a group that endures gloomy winters, demands top-tier coffee and roots for the same soccer team. Also, you totally “get” the very unique experience living as a deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing person. It’s filled with highs and lows that only a few, truly understand.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

David Cowan

David Cowan

WSB TV transmit

Had the pleasure of working as a Deaf Interpreter at WSB-TV station. The staffs were amazing ...

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Aletheia

Aletheia

Seattle Legislative Department

Thank you for helping us To understand and to have ASL interpreters on tv media with COVD-19 ...

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LL MN PROUD

LL MN PROUD

Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

They are amazing during this COVID-19 outbreak by providing a CDI also live captioning during their ...

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nfseattle

nfseattle

Governor's Office

I have been pleased to see that an interpreter has been provided and that captioning has ...

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