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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: How Glide’s #VIDEOTEXTING Revolution Won the Deaf Community Over

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 10, 2015  |  Comments

To a nation of textaholics, LOLs and emojis seems like a 21st Century fixture that’s here to stay. But hold on to your hats, because an upstart startup is changing how we stay connected: Glide’s video-texting application.

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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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Switched at Birth: How #TakeBackCarlton Made History

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 6, 2013  |  Comments

The mid-day *beep beep* of a hearing aid is usually a prelude to "sorry, my hearing aid just died" and a panicky hunt for the size 13/675/14 battery that will make things mostly-right with the hearing world again. But last night, the inconvenient end to Daphne's hearing aid battery life conveniently led to history on prime-time TV: Switched at Birth’s all-ASL, (nearly) no-voicing episode.

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flashBACK Friday: Deaf President Now

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 28, 2013  |  Comments

This upcoming March will mark the 25th anniversary of the biggest hurdle overcome by the Deaf community. Deaf President Now (DPN) was a movement that took place at Gallaudet University on March 6th 1988 and lasted seven days. Those seven days forever changed how Deaf people are perceived by society and their civil rights.

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Vote California School for the Deaf in Sports Illustrated “Underdogs” Contest!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 5, 2012  |  Comments

Somewhere in Fremont, California, a pack of teenage underdogs are stirring.  They can’t hear their opponents, but boy, can they throw them off-balance – with elaborate sign language for the “no huddle”, and the mettle of a warrior. Sports Illustrated (SI) has noticed them, and the California School for the Deaf (CSD)’s football team needs your votes by November 15 to vie for “Underdog” glory.

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Do Obama and Romney Have Deaf Issues In Their Binder?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 25, 2012  |  Comments

Mark your calendars! November 6 is election day. Today, we are 12 days from the most important civic duties: Voting. Anyone - hearing or deaf, knows that this election is … well, different. Maybe it’s  because of the pesky 14-figure debt monkey on our back. Or maybe it’s because many of our unique rights within the deaf community could be at stake.

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Viva la Inspiration! Seattle’s Marilyn Smith Wins Big in Vegas

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 7, 2012  |  Comments

For most people, Vegas' code is simple: You win, some, and you (mostly) lose some. More than 25 years ago, Marilyn Smith took one of the biggest gambles of her life: She quit her job to start a non-profit to serve Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Defying the odds at the DeafNation World Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, the Seattle founder and former Executive Director of ADWAS accepted the DeafNation Inspiration Award.

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Why Does Sign Language Look So...Angry?

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 10, 2012  |  Comments

An Open Letter to Businesses Curious About Deaf Culture: For every person who comments that “sign language is such a beautiful language,” there is another person who thinks sign language looks … well, angry. That’s because no matter how beautiful the language really is, it is apt to be punctuated with quizzical frowns, intense hand movements, raised eyebrows, and other mannerisms.

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Meredith

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Starbucks

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

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Curries

In the spur of the moment, I discovered this hidden gem when my sister and I ...

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Di

Beer Star

Beer Star is well lit, spread out and the bartenders are Deaf friendly. They use the ...

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Brother Barrel

Kathryn immediately handed me a notepad saying that I can use it if needed to order ...

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