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Exploring Deaf-Friendly Hangouts: Why They Keep You Coming Back

Do you know those special places you love to visit over and over again? Maybe it's the coffee shop where you get your yummy morning drink, the doctor's office that makes sure you understand everything, or the fun restaurant where you hang out with your pals after work. When you find a spot like this, you just can't stop talking about it! You tell everyone how awesome the people there are - like the coffee maker who knows sign language, the nice person at the front desk who asks if you want a lady or a man to help you, and the waiters who use hand signs and big smiles.

Access Orlando: deaffriendly CONSULTING trains 100 hotel staff to welcome 1,000+ deaf professionals to #NAD2022

After its first virtual conference in 2020, the National Association of the Deaf is back with another milestone: hosting its biennial #NAD2022 conference in Orlando, FL for the very first time. 

Reviewer Spotlight: Julia Cameron Damon - Indianapolis, IN

Do you know the faces behind deaffriendly’s reviews? Quarterly, we pick the brains of our active reviewers - the words behind our mission, the stars of our ratings, and the soul of this website.

When the Service is Whoa (Oh So) Good

You’re having a day… you overslept, spilled your coffee, misplaced your keys, and got a parking ticket.  Lovely. Then, the clouds start to part; you go into a business and receive amazing customer service. The staff is dreamy, makes eye contact, smiles at you, knows some signs and you leave feeling a million times better. All of a sudden the day is looking better and the world is a more deaf-friendly place.

When You Have A Deaf Challenged Consumer Experience

We’ve all been there. It’s the eyeroll. Or the exasperated sigh. Or the way they walk away and laugh while pointing at you with another co-worker. Maybe it’s even the outright refusal to serve you or provide you with accommodations. However you experience your deaf-challenged moment, it never feels good. Your stomach churns. Your break out into cold sweat. You can feel that rage start to simmer.

Reviews

The Toasted Yolk Café - Mont Belvieu

On April 13, 2024, I held the West Chambers Deaf Social at the Toasted Yolk Café in Mont Belvieu, Texas.    The restaurant manager, Halie, was ...

InSpa - University Village

There is a front desk clerk who signs here! She’s very skilled signer and took 4 years in high school. I wish I got ...

Shady Coffee & Tea

All the staff have been used to deaf people living nearby for years and have no problems with pulling out pen and paper. Very friendly ...

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center

The most efficient way to make an appointment at Kaiser to see my doctor is the telephone. Yes, they have a website, and yes you ...

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How this deaf CEO aims to make services better for the deaf community

As corporate America strives to be more inclusive, one under-the-radar group is the deaf and hard of hearing community. Melissa Echo Greenlee, founder of deaffriendly.com, and her interpreter Jennifer Mantle, join ‘The Exchange’ to discuss her condition and the decision to launch her Yelp-like business for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Melmira Takes the #deaffriendly Challenge

Melissa Elmira Yingst of Melmira is on a mission to find and bring awareness to hidden narratives. Taking the deaffriendly challenge, she's committed to writing reviews on our platform for the entire month of March!