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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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Best Deaf-Friendly Businesses of 2016: The New Standard

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

2016 saw Deaf people spotlighted everywhere in the media from Nyle DiMarco taking the world by storm, to staffers such as Leah Katz-Hernandez and Claudia Gordon in the White House, and Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano becoming the first female Deaf president of Gallaudet University.  

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Throw a Deaf-Friendly Party Like A Pro

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 6, 2016  |  Comments

Back in the day, Deaf celebrations were typically hosted at local Deaf community centers and Deaf clubs. With Deaf community centers and Deaf clubs closing or dwindling down over the last two decades, Deaf people have still found ways to gather. The desire to gather and celebrate is as strong as ever, with parties being hosted in people’s homes or creative venues with the same merriment and festivity shown in decades past.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

whynotpatty

whynotpatty

Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club

A friend and I have been kayaking from this club for a few years and we were ...

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Local Tasters

Local Tasters

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

This place makes a really good Tex-Mex BBQ! 

The staff were friendly enough to allow ...

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Jeanne M. Peters

Jeanne M. Peters

Fishers Pediatric Dentistry

Awesome place to go!  They have many Deaf patients and have taken ASL classes to ...

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Sharon

Sharon

Costco Wholesale

Friendly employees.  Most of the cashiers know I’m Deaf by now, and always sign thank ...

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