August 26, 2022
accessibility in educational settings

Back to School: Accessibility in educational settings for students with hearing loss

Accessibility is something that people with hearing loss must think about everywhere they go. This is certainly the case with educational settings and institutions. Accessibility and accommodation needs for the […]
August 5, 2022
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A waitress with hearing loss is helped by the Phonak Roger On

Working as a waitress with hearing loss can be a challenge. The Phonak Roger On allows waiters to hear better with direct streaming to their hearing aids.
July 22, 2022
Twitter introduces closed captions

Twitter introduces closed captions option for videos

If you have hearing loss and love social media, you’ll be pleased to hear the latest news. Twitter recently introduced closed captions for videos on your timeline. You can now […]
July 1, 2022
XboxASL

Xbox launches ASL channel on Twitch

Xbox has launched an American Sign Language (ASL) channel on Twitch, a platform for live video streaming. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in May, Microsoft’s Xbox launched […]
June 20, 2022
999 BSL

UK emergency service ‘Call 999’ now available in BSL

For the first time, deaf people in the UK will be able to call '999' - the emergency services number - via a BSL app on their mobile phones or online.
May 25, 2022
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Live captioning coming to Apple devices

The moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Apple has released new, innovative accessibility features on a variety of its devices to accommodate multiple disabilities. The […]
January 7, 2022
sign language interpretation

How sign language interpretation will change gaming

If you’ve ever wished video games had American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, it looks like your dreams have finally come true. Forza Horizon 5, a 2021 racing video game developed […]
December 22, 2021
English vs English CC

‘Squid Game’ exposes issue with English vs English CC

There has been a lot of talk over English vs English CC thanks to the Netflix series “Squid Game.” What is the difference between the two? How does this impact […]
December 3, 2021
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Deaf customer denied service at Taco Bell

A deaf customer’s recent incident at a Taco Bell Drive-Thru in Rochester, NY has renewed attention on the need for employee training and understanding for deaf and hard of hearing […]
November 12, 2021
deaf patients of doctors

Do’s and don’ts for medical practitioners of deaf patients

I started wearing hearing aids in my mid-20’s. I’ve often struggled with the simplest of things like seeking medical care. You’d think healthcare providers would be more supportive, or at […]
November 1, 2021
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Major UK TV channel without captioning

British free-to-air public-service television network Channel 4 has been without captioning since a fire suppressant system at a London broadcast centre destroyed hard disks on September 25. The channel’s captioning, signing, […]
September 23, 2021
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Human rights for the deaf

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 23, […]
September 21, 2021
sustainability in deaf leadership

Demonstrating sustainability in deaf leadership

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 21, […]
July 23, 2021
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Twitter adds captions for voice tweets

Twitter is finally making one of its features more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing users. In June 2020, the social media company added voice tweets, which lets users […]
May 10, 2021
religion accessible for deaf community

Religion gets increasingly accessible to the deaf community

Religion is becoming increasingly accessible to the deaf community. HearingLikeMe has curated some examples from around the globe.
May 3, 2021
video conferencing with deaf and hard of hearing

How to be accommodating during video interviews with Deaf/HoH candidates

Setting up an accessible video conferencing with deaf and hard of hearing candidates is easy. Here is how to have a successful video interview.
April 14, 2021
Google Chrome accessibility

Google Chrome adds live captions in push for accessibility

Google Chrome is the latest platform to get an accessibility update, allowing users to add captions directly to their screens when using audio and video.
February 1, 2021
accessible emergency services

Accessible emergency services around the world

What if you can't pick up the phone in an emergency? Hearing Like Me looks at what some countries are doing to make emergency services accessible.
December 14, 2020
Starbucks sign language

Sign language Starbucks drive-through video goes viral

Many companies struggle to understand the need for inclusivity when it comes to clients and customers. Starbucks, though, is one company that continuously shows up for the deaf and hard […]
December 2, 2020
healthcare providers and accessible communication

Healthcare providers and accessible communication

When it comes to healthcare providers and accessible communication, there’s no consistency. Email or a patient portal should be the standard for all patients, but this isn’t always the case. […]