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flashBACK Friday: Creepy Audiology Booths

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Of all the bonds that tie deaf or hard of hearing people together, audiology booths probably get the most laughs. It’s a rite of passage that begins early, and continues well into your graying years.

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FlashBACK Friday: “Deaf Peddler: Confessions of an Inside Man”

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Anyone who has seen Slumdog Millionaire remembers the painful scene where an orphan is intentionally blinded with candle oil. Why? Because disabled beggars out-earn the non-disabled ones.

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Is Your College On The Deaf Friendly Map?

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

3-ring binders? Check. Extra 64-GB flash drives for thesis? Check. Lime-green highlighters for all-night cram sessions? Check. #deaffriendly campus environment in the city where you're getting your learn on?

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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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flashBACK Friday: Carbon-Copy Paper

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 25, 2013  |  Comments

I was reading a newspaper the other day and once I put it down I noticed my fingers were covered in print residue. The mess on my fingers suddenly took me on a trip down memory lane: carbon-copy paper used for note-taking.

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Serving a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Customer? Five Customer Service Fails

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 16, 2013  |  Comments

Good customer service is the defining factor of any good business – especially important is the first point of contact. As deaf consumers, we frequent a variety of businesses daily such as retail establishments, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and many more. If we experience bad customer service, chances are, all of our friends will hear about it and unless there have been improvements, we are unlikely to return.

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ridiculist: Deaf People Can’t Read or Write

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 10, 2013  |  Comments

What do the names Kisor, Briscoe and Desloges have in common? First, all of them are published authors. Second, all of them are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Waving the White Napkin, and 7 Other Things You See at Deaf Weddings

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 9, 2013  |  Comments

"Here Comes the Bride" never played. There were no - or minimal - table centerpieces. What's more, the Officiate didn't utter a peep during the ceremony. Wait, did you just stage the wedding planning blooper of the year?   

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

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Seattle Opera

What a beautiful space! The person at the ticket booth, when I gestured to her that ...

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Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Pismo Beach, California

NOTE: the correct name for this business is Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.

I was ...

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Samir

Samir

Precision Eyecare Centers

I was able to make appointments on their website - when they called and I didn't ...

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Kate

Kate

Pinkabella

I was in mood for a sweet treat and stopped by to buy a cupcake to ...

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