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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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7 Ties That Bind all Children of Deaf Adults (CODA)

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 3, 2012  |  Comments

Ask anyone from the mainstream what a CODA is, and you’ll get answers like “Led Zeppelin’s album,” or “the tail-end of a music piece.” Close, but no cigar ... at least not from the Deaf Community. “MOTHER + FATHER + DEAF” (the signs used to describe a CODA) are statistically common within the community.

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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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Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Square Lotus

I recently discovered this place and am hooked on their food. They were quick to figure ...

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Jen

Jen

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

Very Deaf friendly. So glad to have someone close to where I live that I can ...

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Backpacc

Backpacc

Safeway Pharmacy

Pharmacist was very polite and accommodating when asked to write for me. He made gestures and ...

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Jayne

Jayne

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

There's a new massage therapist in town and by town I mean INDIANAPOLIS, IN.  ...

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