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Best of 2017: Deaf-Friendly Businesses

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 28, 2017  |  Comments

We are counting down to the close of the year where we reflect on 2017 and celebrate; we get to raise our glasses and say cheers to the upper echelon, the very best, the cream of the crop- the most Deaf-Friendly Businesses of 2017!  

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Building Bridges: Bringing Deaf-Friendly Customer Service to Baltimore

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 5, 2017  |  Comments

Baltimore is a town of depth and breadth; fanning out from a picturesque harbor, it boasts both the culinary delights of Little Italy and its culinary love affair with crabs. The historical town is known for jobs in science, engineering and technology as well as its proximity to one of the most foremost teaching hospitals in the nation. And for several days in August it was the host to one of the largest Black Deaf gatherings in the country.

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Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses YOU Need to Know

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 10, 2017  |  Comments

Our first Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses were announced in the spring and now we’re eager to share more about each of these stellar Businesses. Out of dozens of businesses who came close, each of these businesses made the final cut, meeting a rigorous criteria below, created by Deaf reviewers and deaffriendly staff.

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Designing for the future you - deaffriendly founder at Tech Inclusion

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 29, 2017  |  Comments

Curb cuts, missed hues from Surface's facial recognition, CAPTCHAs, Alexa, and flubbed Starbucks orders were just a few topics mentioned at the Designing and Building Accessible, Inclusive Products panel last month.

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When the Service is Whoa (Oh So) Good

Posted by: Staff Writer on July 18, 2017  |  Comments

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.

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Reviewer Spotlight: Rachel - Denver, CO

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 10, 2017  |  Comments

Do you know the people who are plugging in reviews on Every quarter, we pick the brains of our most active reviewers. They are the words behind our deaf-friendly mission, the stars of our 1-5 star ratings, and the soul of this website.

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May Kickoff: Deaf-Friendly Certified Business

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 1, 2017  |  Comments

We’re kicking off the month of May with big things, announcing the first five Deaf-Friendly Certified Businesses. It’s important to us to celebrate the work of businesses who are not just trying to make the world a more deaf-friendly place, but are making their businesses deaf-friendly places to be.

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Deaf-Friendly Certified Business - Endorsed by Deaf Consumers

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 12, 2017  |  Comments

Spring is here, and with it marks the beginning of a new exciting chapter for us at deaffriendly as we announce our new certification program, Deaf-Friendly Certified Business. This program spotlights businesses around the nation who consistently go above and beyond to provide top notch deaf-friendly customer service to Deaf customers.

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A Day Without Immigrants- A Message from

Posted by: Staff Writer on Feb. 16, 2017  |  Comments

Across the country coffee shops, stores, restaurants and gas stations have shuttered their doors. Many businesses have closed for the day in observance of "Day Without Immigrants."  
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Best Deaf-Friendly Businesses of 2016: The New Standard

Posted by: Staff Writer on Jan. 10, 2017  |  Comments

2016 saw Deaf people spotlighted everywhere in the media from Nyle DiMarco taking the world by storm, to staffers such as Leah Katz-Hernandez and Claudia Gordon in the White House, and Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano becoming the first female Deaf president of Gallaudet University.  

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