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Microsoft ASL Answer Desk Offers Visual and Virtual Troubleshooting

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 7, 2015  |  Comments

PC problems ailing you (again)? Microsoft feels your pain: All of us have grappled with cat videos that take forever to buffer, pop-up ads that won’t quit, and Wi-Fi connections that keep quitting. We've put tech support on speed dial, for a good reason: Technology has brought #deaffriendly apps and telecommunication solutions bridging us to the hearing world.

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Our Latest Obsession at deaffriendly.com: OtoSense

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 20, 2015  |  Comments

A couple weeks ago, during our weekly staff meeting, we were swapping stories about missed doorbells, burning cookies in the oven, and well… overflowing the bathroom sink. It’s a Deaf thing. C’mon, you’ve been there too, right? One our staffers remembers the day she overflowed the sink, twice and burned a romantic dinner for her sweetie. Needless to say she wasn’t feeling the love that night as she washed a load of sopping wet towels.

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#deaffriendly Apps: Where Necessity and Innovation Mash Up

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2015  |  Comments

Deaf technology users are hip to what is the latest and greatest, always on the lookout for #deaffriendly technology. And when it comes to phone apps, you can bet most of Deaf folks have an assortment of awesome technology at their fingertips. They’re the trend setters and technology curators of the world and you can bet they are dialed in. 

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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: Ark Lodge Cinemas’ Open-Captioning Breakthrough

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

Once upon a time not too long ago, a deaf film buff’s quest to find open captioning options at the movie theaters felt strikingly like an arduous quest across Middle-earth to reclaim a mountain from an evil, fiery dragon. If the script seems familiar, that’s because you’ve just seen the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” via open captioning at a new local deaf-friendly business in Seattle: Ark Lodge Cinemas on Rainier Avenue.

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How Much Do We Spend On Listening Devices?

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 20, 2012  |  Comments

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and one of the challenges we face in the Deaf Community is finding affordable means to cope in a hearing world. Though sign language is an excellent communication tool and way of life for many of us, lack of technology can have a dramatic effect on a Deaf or hard of hearing person’s life.

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

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Seattle Opera

What a beautiful space! The person at the ticket booth, when I gestured to her that ...

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Le Petit Chouette

Le Petit Chouette

Pismo Beach, California

NOTE: the correct name for this business is Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.

I was ...

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Samir

Samir

Precision Eyecare Centers

I was able to make appointments on their website - when they called and I didn't ...

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Kate

Kate

Pinkabella

I was in mood for a sweet treat and stopped by to buy a cupcake to ...

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