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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Cannot Drive

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 23, 2013  |  Comments

Seatbelts on? Check. Gas tank at least a quarter-full? Check. Hearing driver? Hey, wait a minute! This checklist is as outdated as the dune and buggy system. Today, some folks still think deaf individuals can’t drive, let alone legally sit behind the wheel. 

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Not Just Grandpa: A Guide To Hard of Hearing Wedding Guests

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

Trying to spot a hard of hearing guest(s) that doesn’t use Sign Language at your wedding is like scoping out a "Where's Waldo" scene. The usual suspects are there ... but it just might take a while for your peepers to pinpoint them amidst all the candelabras, floral arrangements, and hullaballoo that are par for the course at a wedding.

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Interpreters For Your Family Function: A Checklist

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Christmas? Family Reunions? Weddings? It’s a perfect storm; near-strangers who might not have a close relationship are stuck together for hours at a time. There’s constant interaction and you’re often away from your own bed, your home, and your comfort zone. Even the closest of families run into this kind of tension from time to time.  

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Is Your College On The Deaf Friendly Map?

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

3-ring binders? Check. Extra 64-GB flash drives for thesis? Check. Lime-green highlighters for all-night cram sessions? Check. #deaffriendly campus environment in the city where you're getting your learn on?

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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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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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Serving a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Customer? Five Customer Service Fails

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 16, 2013  |  Comments

Good customer service is the defining factor of any good business – especially important is the first point of contact. As deaf consumers, we frequent a variety of businesses daily such as retail establishments, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and many more. If we experience bad customer service, chances are, all of our friends will hear about it and unless there have been improvements, we are unlikely to return.

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ridiculist: Deaf People Can’t Read or Write

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 10, 2013  |  Comments

What do the names Kisor, Briscoe and Desloges have in common? First, all of them are published authors. Second, all of them are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Waving the White Napkin, and 7 Other Things You See at Deaf Weddings

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

"Here Comes the Bride" never played. There were no - or minimal - table centerpieces. What's more, the Officiate didn't utter a peep during the ceremony. Wait, did you just stage the wedding planning blooper of the year?   

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Give me Liberty ... Or Give Me Deafisms

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 1, 2013  |  Comments

The year was 1776: A noisy culmination of musket gunpowder, tarring, feathering, and three shiploads of tea tumbling into the Boston Harbor. Fast forward 237 years as a free country, and it's easy to say that We, the Deaf or Hard of Hearing people of the United State of America, have become more independent.

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