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flashBACK Friday: Brightly Colored Ear Molds

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 28, 2013  |  Comments

Plain beige, bright blue and hot pink ear molds are so 1980s! Yet, braces, hair dye and contact lenses now come in all colors of the rainbow. Why not ear molds, too?

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8 Realities of Accessibility Tax Credits and Deductions - Through a Deaf CPA’s Eyes

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 17, 2013  |  Comments

Ever wondered why, in the enlightened 21st Century, it still seems so gosh-dang impossible to coax some businesses to invest in your basic right to services like sign language interpreters or CART? We wondered the same, so we asked Howard Knight, a deaf CPA and Principal of Howard Knight, CPA, to give us the straight scoop about the realities of accessibility-oriented tax credits and deductions.

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Make Good Spies

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 12, 2013  |  Comments

Do not heed advice from the cast members of Seinfeld when in one episode they convince Marlee Matlin’s comical deaf character, Laura, to lip-read and eavesdrop on one of George’s ex-girlfriends at a party.

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The Woof Isn't Silent: Wo/Man's Deaf Best Friend

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 11, 2013  |  Comments

A stealthy robot vacuum twirls around Suz Ledet's hardwood floors, absorbing the ever-shedding white fur of her two Boxers: Marlee and Lucky Lucy. Pigmentation is first of two clues that they are unique: White hair is often associated with deafness in dogs.  

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Captioning In-Flight Entertainment: The Final Frontier

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 4, 2013  |  Comments

Scientific progress doesn't always happen in logical order. In 1921, Aeromarine Airways showed the world's first in-flight movie. In 1969, we put a man on the moon. In 2005, tourists started booking with Virgin Galactic to take spaceflights. In 2009, U.S. Department of Transport ruled that all aircraft videos, DVDs and other audio-visual displays be captioned for safety and/or informational purposes. 

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flashBACK Friday: Communicating with the deaf/hh before video phones, texting, and TTY’s

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 31, 2013  |  Comments

Communicating with deaf/hh friends prior to video phones, texting and TTY’s may be a familiar situation for some and a surprise to others.  It may feel like ages ago, but it wasn’t until the mid-1980’s when TTYs were available in every deaf person’s home.

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Young Deaf Gen X-ers, Here's Why You Need A Living Will

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 28, 2013  |  Comments

Estate planning isn't just for your ailing grandfather, the still-unidentified person in Florida who won the most recent $590.5M PowerBall, or Ritchie Riches with gold diggers in hot pursuit. Estate planning is for you, deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing consumers.

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Not Just FaceTime: Apple Store's Accessibility Workshops Reveal Deaf-Friendly Features

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 20, 2013  |  Comments

At 8 A.M. sharp, deaf and hearing attendees are huddled near the University Village Apple Store's Genius Bar in Seattle, WA. Armed with their morning caffeine, they're here to learn more about the magical accessibility features lurking within their Apple products.

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Got 5 Minutes? Chew On 5 Fashionably-Punctual Deaf Time Management Ideas

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 14, 2013  |  Comments

You've got a vibrating alarm clock that rocks your pillow daily like a 4.6 Richter earthquake, and faithful Siri always reminds you to get your tired butt to Ashtanga yoga class at 5 P.M. sharp. So why do you feel like there's no time to get stuff done? 

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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Have a 6th Sense

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

Why does it seem like deaf people possess a psychic ability or a sixth sense? A philosopher, Aristotle argued that all humans have five active senses and no more than five. If one is lost, then it is irreplaceable. Perhaps we could argue against his theory however, intuition – in which it seems to naturally be ascribed to all deaf people since birth, may be the secret “sixth” sense.

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Kate

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Pinkabella

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Sharetea

My family and I frequently go to this bubble tea cafe cuz it’s the nearest ...

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Starbucks

I let the friendly barista know that I was HoH and would they please make sure ...

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echo

The Riveter: Capitol Hill

I came here for a work day while in Capitol Hill. What a pleasant surprise to ...

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