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Got Captions? Washington State says You Betchya!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 16, 2021  |  Comments

Washington State is the first state to mandate closed captions be turned on for screens in all public places and places of public accommodations, at all times. This is a major victory for deaf and hard of hearing consumers in Washington State, making it one of the most deaf-friendly states in the country.

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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: Starbucks on E Olive Way, Seattle

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 30, 2012  |  Comments

Your days of fumbling over a "vente soy late half-caffeine, sugar-free vanilla, light foam, no whip, extra hot" order may be coming to an end. Starbucks isn’t just obsessed with roasting Arabica – it’s also fiercely committed to improving the Deaf experience. In Seattle, there’s a Starbucks on every corner, but one in particular stands out: The East Olive Way Starbucks, which is especially popular among Capitol Hill’s large LBGT community.

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