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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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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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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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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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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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When Deafhood Meets Sisterhood, Entrepreneurism Soars

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2014  |  Comments

In 1908, International Women’s Day began with the thunderous beating of 15,000 pairs of feet marching the streets of New York City for shorter hours, suffrage, and better pay for women.

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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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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

paoftw

paoftw

American Junkie

A group of my friends, my family and I decided to go to this place for ...

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Libby

Libby

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

i love julia’s massages! i always feel so relaxed afterwards. she can use her feet ...

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Kate

Kate

ACT Theatre

We attended the Romeo & Juliet show with Deaf actors Howie Seago and Joshua Castille. I ...

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Meredith

Meredith

Starbucks

This is now the first Signing Starbucks in the US! All staff sign, most are Deaf ...

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