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Facebook, Twitter, Etc: Make Your Ad Management Deaf-Friendly!

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on July 26, 2016  |  Comments

Deaf businesses have been booming, so much that there has been local and nationwide news coverage. This is thanks to technology making it easier to communicate, run a business, and attract customers. On the flip side, as technology use expands, new barriers are emerging for Deaf business owners. In particular, social media advertising solutions are not deaf-friendly.

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Melissa "echo" Greenlee: Founder & Fighter for Change

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on May 1, 2016  |  Comments

When I was a kid, I played in the meadow and chased the cows through riverbanks. I rocked out to 80’s music, sang along with Madonna and danced to “Lucky Star” and “Holiday”. I never thought that, at the age of 8 years old, one of my senses would leave me and my life would take a drastic turn. Growing up over the years with hearing loss, I struggled to understand those around me including my parents, my teachers, and my 5 siblings. I couldn’t place telephone calls, understand the television, classroom instruction, nor the radio.  None of my peers were like me and I was confused, angry and alone. By the age of 18, I had a profound hearing loss and could no longer hear Madonna’s voice over my pink ghetto blaster.

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Socorro Garcia: Making Connections Happen

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on April 1, 2016  |  Comments

Socorro Garcia is our new Community Outreach Manager for and we are so excited to have her on the deaffriendly team. A big part of her job is going out into the community and networking with hearing businesses and Deaf consumers, to make sure they know about and all the different ways we can help them create a deaf-frinedly world.

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Crystal Roberts: Content and Caffeine

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on March 1, 2016  |  Comments

Crystal was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by the mountains and water. You’ll find her reading articles, writing poetry, or spending time near the many waterways and beaches of the Puget Sound. She’s our editor at and responsible for much of our written content on our website. A wordsmith, she produces articles and consumes coffee with equal speed and fervor, and we’re happy to keep her supplied in both.

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Aimee Chou: Being Part of a Modern-day Movement

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on Feb. 1, 2016  |  Comments

Aimee Chou, who scores an INTP on the Meyers-Briggs personality test with a background in journalism is our virtuoso pen for hire and has been writing engaging content with her signature flair for puns and witticisms for deaffriendly since 2011. 

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Buddy Elledge: Behind the Scenes

Posted by: Elise Whitworth on Jan. 1, 2016  |  Comments

Buddy is our graphic designer extraordinaire, his role is critical to keeping us looking spiffy. He wears many other hats, stepping up as a  program assistant and assisting in social media duties. Odds are, if you have a question about the website or your account he’s the man behind the scenes helping our reviewers out.

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