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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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Hartford businesses become deaf-friendly for NAD conference guests

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 5, 2018  |  Comments

A busy week is taking place in Hartford, the state capital of Connecticut: The 54th Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference is off to a roaring start. With a total of six days (including pre-conference meetings), over 100 workshops, 2,000 attendees, and 300 hotel rooms blocked out for them, the conference presents a sizable - and exciting - hospitality challenge.

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Reviewer Spotlight: Alicia - Frederick, MD

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 13, 2018  |  Comments

Do you know the stories behind the reviewers of deaffriendly.com? Each quarter, we pick the brains of our most active reviewers. They are the words behind our deaf-friendly mission, the stars of our 1-5 star ratings, and the soul of this website.

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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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A Deaf Person Walks Into Your Business. Now What?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 5, 2018  |  Comments

“A deaf person walks into a bar.” It may sound like the start of a classic joke formula, but this what actually happens all over the world daily, along with: “A deaf customer walks into your retail store,” or “a deaf taxpayer walks into your tax prep office,” or “a deaf driver walks into your auto body shop.”

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Building Bridges: Bringing Deaf-Friendly Customer Service to Baltimore

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 5, 2017  |  Comments

Baltimore is a town of depth and breadth; fanning out from a picturesque harbor, it boasts both the culinary delights of Little Italy and its culinary love affair with crabs. The historical town is known for jobs in science, engineering and technology as well as its proximity to one of the most foremost teaching hospitals in the nation. And for several days in August it was the host to one of the largest Black Deaf gatherings in the country.

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Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses YOU Need to Know

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 10, 2017  |  Comments

Our first Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses were announced in the spring and now we’re eager to share more about each of these stellar Businesses. Out of dozens of businesses who came close, each of these businesses made the final cut, meeting a rigorous criteria below, created by Deaf reviewers and deaffriendly staff.

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Designing for the future you - deaffriendly founder at Tech Inclusion

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 29, 2017  |  Comments

Curb cuts, missed hues from Surface's facial recognition, CAPTCHAs, Alexa, and flubbed Starbucks orders were just a few topics mentioned at the Designing and Building Accessible, Inclusive Products panel last month.

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When the Service is Whoa (Oh So) Good

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 18, 2017  |  Comments

You’re having a day… you overslept, spilled your coffee, misplaced your keys, and got a parking ticket.  Lovely. Then, the clouds start to part; you go into a business and receive amazing customer service. The staff is dreamy, makes eye contact, smiles at you, knows some signs and you leave feeling a million times better. All of a sudden the day is looking better and the world is a more deaf-friendly place.

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Reviewer Spotlight: Rachel - Denver, CO

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 10, 2017  |  Comments

Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on deaffriendly.com? Every quarter, we pick the brains of our most active reviewers. They are the words behind our deaf-friendly mission, the stars of our 1-5 star ratings, and the soul of this website.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

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Museum of Pop Culture

My experience at MoPop was a mix of good and bad.  

The front desk clerk ...

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TAG918

TAG918

LOOK Eyecare & Eyewear

Definitely Deaf-friendly! Especially since Chris McDaniels (the optometrist) is CODA himself, so he is able to sign ...

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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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