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A New Year, A New Look, A New Deaf-Friendly World

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2021  |  Comments

The pandemic has been a catalyst for so many of us and has pushed businesses to embrace change in radically new ways. As deaf consumers, we are experiencing these changes in real-time and deaffriendly.com is changing with it.

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Business Tip: Turning a Negative Review into a Deaf-Friendly One

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 7, 2016  |  Comments

Lets face it, it’s tough getting a negative review or negative feedback.  No one likes it, whether you’re an individual or a business. While eighty percent of reviews on deaffriendly.com are positive, the deaf-challenged experiences Deaf consumers face sometimes lead to reviews that are three stars or less. We encourage businesses to reframe the situation and see negative reviews as a wonderful opportunity to gain an edge, get information about Deaf consumers, and do concrete things to create a deaf-friendly experience in the future. In fact, the most successful situations we see are a deaf-challenged business taking a negative review and turning it into a positive one. 

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Retail Therapy: 5 Lessons to Apply to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2014  |  Comments

Images of shuttered businesses and liquidation sales are sending a message to entrepreneurs everywhere: The “Death of Retail” is nigh. Just look at JC Penney’s plummeting stock, compared to Amazon’s ever-soaring stock price. No one ever leaves their home to shop until they drop anymore, right?

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flashBACK Friday: The Rise and Fall of WyndTell Pagers

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

Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people; WyndTell Pagers quickly became a revolutionary communication tool.

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Deaf/HH Consumers - Do You Know the Rules of Tipping?

Posted by: Melissa echo Greenlee on April 10, 2012  |  Comments

Being a good tipper is a subtle act that leaves a heavy impression that can make or break your relationships – with businesses and with people. On a first date, forgetting to leave a tip (or, tipping stingily) can be the kind of faux pas that makes it nary impossible to score a second date.

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