February 24, 2021
decision to get a cochlear implant for your baby

Making the decision to get cochlear implants for your baby

While every family is different, deciding to get a cochlear implant for your baby can be difficult. Here's how we made the decision.
February 10, 2021
deaf scientist

Interview with deaf scientist Anna Krauss

A deaf scientist with a mission, Anna Krauss doesn’t want to be the only deaf person in the STEM field. It’s an area that’s rapidly changing, she says. In the […]
February 1, 2021
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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.
January 11, 2021
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Emerson Romero, pioneer of closed captioning

The history of closed captioning can be tracked back to Emerson Romero, a deaf silent film actor, who sought a change in films.
January 8, 2021
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My take on the first deaf contestant on ‘The Bachelor’ – Week 1

The 25th season of The Bachelor, which aired on January 4, 2021, has a few firsts for the franchise. One of them includes the first deaf contestant.
December 14, 2020
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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 4, 2020
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Disney+ to launch new series with deaf superhero

Disney+ has announced a new series based on the Marvel Comics character, Hawkeye, who is a deaf superhero and will wear hearing aids.
November 30, 2020
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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 […]
November 23, 2020
deaf artists around the world

A look at some deaf artists around the world

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” – Johan Huizinga Art is the glue that holds a culture together. This is true in the deaf […]
November 18, 2020
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Face masks for hearing aid users

It’s no secret that some face masks aren’t very hearing aid friendly. Standard ear loop elastics interfere with the placement of behind-the-ear hearing technology. Clear masks on others provide access to […]
November 10, 2020
deaf mom

On being a deaf mom

As a first-time mom, it took a while to realize that I should be taking advantage of my slumbering husband’s hearing.
November 2, 2020
recognizing an official sign language

Why sign language should be an official language

An estimated 1% of the total population is born Deaf, and most likely, learns and speaks a signed language. But with more than 200 versions of sign language worldwide, there is […]
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 28, 2020
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UK fights for BSL interpreters for COVID briefings

During important events and breaking news it’s necessary for everyone to have equal access to information. The COVID-19 pandemic is one such topic that needs to be communicated to all […]
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 […]
October 16, 2020

Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

Like many things, deafness is diverse. This guide can help you understand the identities within the deaf community and what deaf culture is.
October 9, 2020
Deaf U on Netflix

‘Deaf U’ on Netflix follows Gallaudet University students

"Deaf U" chronicles a group of Deaf and hard of hearing students at Gallaudet University as they navigate their daily lives while preparing for post-graduate life.
October 5, 2020
ASL interpreters for COVID

ASL interpreters now mandatory for U.S. COVID briefings

Effective October 1, all announcements around coronavirus taking place on White House grounds must have ASL interpreters for COVID briefings.
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.
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 […]