5 soft skills to help you become deaf-friendly, especially in a pandemic

From Python coding to engine assembly, the corporate world banks on hard skills. Job descriptions are seemingly 90 percent hard skills, tossing in a vague soft skill (“motivated self-starter,” anyone?). But soft skills are the secret sauce for retaining consumer loyalty, great user experiences, and being a deaf-friendly business. In fact, as [...]

By |2020-08-24T18:36:03+00:00August 24th, 2020|Business Tip|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2020-08-04T18:21:58+00:00August 4th, 2020|Business Tip|0 Comments

A Masked World: Navigating the Pandemic as a Deaf person

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 [...]

By |2020-05-11T23:37:57+00:00May 11th, 2020|Deaf Awareness, Founder's Corner|0 Comments

Deafness is an Invisible Disability

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 [...]

By |2020-04-20T22:03:27+00:00March 31st, 2020|Deaf Awareness|0 Comments