September 21, 2021
cochlear implant emoji

The cochlear implant emoji is here!

There’s a new way for the deaf community to express themselves on iMessage, FaceTime and emails. Thanks to an Apple iOS 15 update on September 20, 2021, individuals can now […]
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, […]
September 10, 2021

Marvel’s first deaf superhero Lauren Ridloff speaks out

Marvel’s “Eternals” is being released in November, with the first deaf superhero played by Lauren Ridloff. The actress recently spoke about the movie. She said we need more inclusive films […]
August 25, 2021
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DC-area deaf-friendly businesses now on Apple Maps

Apple Maps have useful features like alerts for speed cameras, electric vehicle routing, and real time transit information. Now, thanks to a partnership between Apple and Gallaudet University, users can […]
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 […]
January 25, 2021
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An accessible inauguration for the deaf community

If you watched the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, you may have noticed some changes in the communication from previous events. With American Sign Language […]
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 6, 2019
Star Wars ad

This inclusive ‘Star Wars’ ad will bring you to tears

A heartwarming Star Wars ad has gone viral, and for good reason. The ad reinforces that Star Wars is truly a universal language.
September 17, 2019
Haben Girma

Haben Girma: The story of a Deafblind trailblazer

She has climbed icebergs in Alaska, used a radial arm saw, helped build a school in Mali, and faced a bull in Eritrea. All of this, despite being Deafblind. But […]
August 29, 2019
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Finally, I can swim with my cochlear implants!

This was the first summer I could finally swim with my cochlear implants. Now, I have a newfound appreciation for my Advanced Bionics Aqua Case, a waterproof cochlear implant solution. 
April 17, 2019
deaf space

What is deaf space and how is it designed?

  Hansel Bauman may be a hearing architect, but what he has learned from deaf people and their wisdom has influenced and inspired him. As Gallaudet University’s campus architect, Bauman […]
April 10, 2019

The Architecture of Deafness

  Through the architecture of deafness, we learn much about deafness itself. Jeffrey Mansfield, design director for Boston-based MASS Design Group, is one of a number of culturally Deaf designers […]