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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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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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