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Founders Corner: The Long Path to Advocacy

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 29, 2015  |  Comments

One of the most disempowering moments we experience as Deaf consumers is when we face relinquishing control over interpreters to those who don’t know our needs, are driven by corporate profits, and serving personal interests. It requires a leap of faith, every time when we request an interpreter at an unfamiliar doctor’s office or agency, in hopes they know how to secure an interpreter, that they use a reputable agency, and that the agency in turn uses qualified interpreters that fit our particular needs.

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Deaf Consumers: 7 Tips For Placing a Video Relay Call

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 16, 2013  |  Comments

The explosion of Video Relay Services (VRS) in the last 13 years has brought an unexpected boom to the deaf community. Prior to VRS, our economic position in the world was barely visible. Since then, Video Relay Services have undergone many changes. With all technological advances, there is a learning curve. Here we provide seven tips help your VRS call go smoothly.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf people Read Braille

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 27, 2013  |  Comments

If, as a deaf person, you’ve ever been handed braille literature by a well-meaning person, you are not alone. Somewhere over the course of time, deafness and blindness became joined together like Batman and Robin. Thus an urban legend was born: “Deaf people read braille.”

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Willard's "Rebirth" Report: The Naked Truth About NTD's Decline

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 6, 2013  |  Comments

"Break a leg" is the long-uttered catchphrase of thespians and stage buffs. But it's going to take much more than a cliché to revive the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), says DeafWeekly.com editor Tom Willard. Willard is a man on a mission to save NTD.

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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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Road Tripping for Education: DeafVibe's National Tour Sparks Dreams, Plugs Vocational Pathways

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

This isn't your Grandpa's RV, nor the road trip you took while barely out of puberty. In Jack Kerouac's On The Road, two soul-searching young men blaze across the nation in a '49 Hudson. Fast forward 60 years, and two men in an RV (see their tour dates here) are helping deaf/hard of hearing students find their calling – and spur them into academic action.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman

Ergologics

Ronda is champ! I love that there is a Deaf ergonomics specialist, and I've learned ...

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Michael Thal

Michael Thal

Fat Sal's Deli Encino

The manager knows I'm deaf. When I asked for space on Monday night for a ...

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Ariele

Ariele

CenturyLink Field

I have attend music events, Sounders game and Seahawks games.  They provided really great ASL interpreters ...

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Crys

Crys

Starbucks

This is Washington D.C.'s Signing Starbucks and is so unbelievably deaf-friendly that I wish ...

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