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. […]
November 30, 2020
people with disabilities in hollywood

Accessibility and visibility for people with disabilities in Hollywood

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in motion pictures. Its intention is to expand opportunities for, among […]
October 30, 2020
technology and accessibility

Accessible technology for people with hearing loss

In today’s fast moving world, technology is central in communication, productivity and success. But when it comes to technology and accessibility, it’s not always an even playing field. While there […]
October 23, 2020
sign language cafes around the world

6 sign language cafes to visit around the world

With Starbucks recently opening its fifth sign language cafe, restaurants and cafes owned and/or operated by deaf people are increasing in number. Here’s a look at some of the sign […]
August 5, 2020
YouTube community captions to end

YouTube Ends Community Captions

YouTube community caption feature is scheduled to end in September 2020. The deaf community is calling on YouTube to reverse its decision.
July 29, 2020
2020 best gadgets for people with hearing loss

Must-have gadgets for people with hearing loss in 2020

This year has been like no other. Within a matter of a few short months, we’ve seen our lives changed in many ways. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of us […]
June 29, 2020
Twitter feature not accessible for deaf

Twitter’s new audio feature is not accessible for deaf people

Twitter recently released a new feature intended to create a “more human touch,” as the company said in a blog post. It backfired when users pointed out Twitter’s new audio […]
February 13, 2020
accessibility for deaf passengers

Are Lyft and Uber accessible for deaf passengers?

Ride-sharing companies have accessible features for drivers, but what about passengers? This is where accessibility for deaf passengers falls short.
February 10, 2020
Chase Bank

Chase Bank opens location for deaf and hard of hearing

The first bank for deaf and hard of hearing people, a Chase Bank, is now open on the H Street Corridor in Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2019
movie theaters should have open captions

What we can learn about open captions from this small movie theater

People who are deaf and hard of hearing often avoid movie theaters because of inadequate captioning. More theaters should have open captions.
August 30, 2019
captions for audiobooks

Audible to release captions for audiobooks

Another form of media that hasn't been accessible to the deaf community is audiobooks. Soon captions for audiobooks will be available thanks to Audible.
July 19, 2019
chicago theater accessibility

Chicago theater accessibility

Chicago theater accessibility is more advanced than many other cities, in my opinion. Here is my review of two live theater as someone with hearing loss.
July 3, 2019
improving accessibility through cymatics

Improving Accessibility Through Cymatics

CymaSpace is a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator based in Portland, Oregon that uses cymatics to improve accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
June 19, 2019
gamers with hearing loss

5 tips for gamers with hearing loss

Whether it is communicating with your teammates or trying to identify where the enemy is coming from, there are obstacles for gamers with hearing loss.
June 5, 2019

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff talks streaming, signing and never giving up

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff isn’t just a fan of video games. He also strives to improve the games he loves by making them more accessible for other gamers with hearing […]
May 31, 2019
Fortnite accessibility

How Fortnite is accessible to the deaf community

Fortnite! This is one of the most popular battle royale games in the gaming ecosystem right now. Like any other teenager, I enjoy playing Fortnite with my friends. I like […]
April 3, 2019

More people are adding captions to Instagram stories, here’s how you can too

When videos are posted on Instagram, there isn’t an automatic option to add in captions, but there still is a way to make Instagram stories accessible.
March 29, 2019
accessible home for deaf and hard of hearing people

How to create an accessible home for deaf and hard of hearing people

There are many changes, both big and small, that can be made to a home in order to fit the needs and preferences of those who live in it.
March 18, 2019

What my debate competitions taught me about advocacy

Speech and debate is a wonderful activity. It can simultaneously serve as a platform for self-expression and education, allowing for productive discourse on ethical dilemmas in the world around us. […]
February 1, 2019

Nyle DiMarco makes deaf-friendly version of Ariana Grande video

Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video. After causing a stir on Twitter last November about the lack […]