Telehealth and D/HH Survey

We have a new study!!! We want to understand how deaf and hard of hearing people living in America navigate health care. This study specifically focuses on TeleHealth, which has surged in use by medical providers after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic! Are you 18 or older & deaf or hard of hearing? We’d love to hear about your experiences, frustrations, and what works. Take this survey & tell us!!!
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‘She called me!!!!!’: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris phones California teen to thank him for painting her portrait

A teen artist from California asked his Twitter followers on Sunday to share his painted portrait of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to improve the chances she’d see it.

On Wednesday, Tyler Gordon learned Harris had seen it. How? She called to thank him.

“I was really shocked,” Gordon, 14, of San Jose, told USA TODAY.

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Note: Tyler Gordon is deaf.

Starbucks barista uses drive-thru to communicate with deaf patron — see the viral video

A viral video on TikTok is bringing new attention to the barriers the hard-of-hearing and deaf communities face at the drive-thru.

The clip, which was shared on Nov. 8 and has since amassed over 19 million views, shows Starbucks employee Brianna Roth assisting customer Dallin Smuin in the coffee chain’s drive-thru lane.

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Marvel’s Eternals Star Lauren Ridloff on Being the MCU’s First Deaf Superhero

The actor expressed excitement in portraying Makkari in Marvel Studio’s upcoming Eternals film and bringing representation to the deaf community.

Eternals star Lauren Ridloff said she is excited to be portraying Makkari — the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero.

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Is your website at risk for an ADA accessibility lawsuit?

The American’s with Disabilities act has influenced the way businesses need to operate online. Now more than ever, providing the proper website accessibility is becoming undeniably more important, not only because it’s the right thing to do, to give all visitors an opportunity to get to your services or products, but also because costly lawsuits against companies with alleged non-compliance have quickly increased over the past few years. Those suits and settlements can cause a huge financial burden to businesses. Some may end up going bankrupt through attempting to resolve an issue, be it through the court or by out-of-court settlement.

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Turning point for the deaf: The first ASL interpreter at White House COVID briefing

Last Friday something historic happened at the White House, but you likely missed it. For the first time ever, an American Sign Language interpreter was there for the coronavirus briefing.
There have been dozens of these briefings, with critical, life-saving information, since the pandemic began. But the one last Friday is the one Howard Rosenblum was waiting for.

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