A social justice movement can ignite overnight. How can you make your event deaf-friendly and accessible?

By |2020-08-04T18:21:58+00:00August 4th, 2020|Business Tip|

George Floyd’s killing in June set off massive protests and demonstrations across the globe. A month later, our nation celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Part of celebrating is recognizing why it’s vital to have peaceful and accessible assembly: Overnight, social justice advocates, and community organizers had [...]

A Masked World: Navigating the Pandemic as a Deaf person

By |2020-05-11T23:37:57+00:00May 11th, 2020|Deaf Awareness, Founder's Corner|

The world in normal times is fraught with communication obstacles for deaf and hard of hearing people. Communication obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic are even more challenging to navigate. The results of these compounded barriers can range from frustration and misunderstandings to life and death situations. One thing is clear, trying to [...]

Deaf-Friendly Business Smarts: Being an Accessible Business Pays Off, Literally!

By |2020-04-30T16:37:11+00:00April 29th, 2020|Business Tip|

There are many reasons why removing barriers and providing accommodations to people with disabilities is a good business practice: it promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’re going to share one more reason- It really pays off at tax time.* There are three tax incentives available for businesses that accommodate people with disabilities, [...]

Deafness is an Invisible Disability

By |2020-04-20T22:03:27+00:00March 31st, 2020|Deaf Awareness|

One of the ironies of being deaf: We rely heavily on visual cues to navigate this world, yet our disability is largely invisible to the naked eye. “But ... you don’t even look deaf” is a surprised comment many a deaf individual has encountered. Without seeing immediate telltale cues like sign [...]

A Deaf Person Walks Into Your Business. Now What?

By |2020-04-01T00:02:35+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Business Tip|

“A deaf person walks into a bar.” It may sound like the start of a classic joke formula, but this what actually happens all over the world daily, along with: “A deaf customer walks into your retail store,” or “a deaf taxpayer walks into your tax prep office,” or “a deaf driver [...]

Turning a Negative Review into a Deaf-Friendly One

By |2020-04-01T20:10:50+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Business Tip|

Let's face it, it’s tough getting a negative review or negative feedback.  No one likes it, whether you’re an individual or a business. While eighty percent of reviews on deaffriendly.com are positive, the deaf-challenged experiences Deaf consumers face sometimes lead to reviews that are three stars or less. We encourage businesses to reframe [...]