server with caption 'I can't lip read you or understand if you're looking down' (l) paper with writing 'Can we get a different server please? I'm uncomfy with being lip-read, its weird' (c) server with caption 'you wanna write it down for me' (r)

‘Being deaf doesn’t stop me from doing my job’: Deaf server says table requested a different server because her lip-reading made them ‘uncomfortable’

'As the manager I would’ve denied their request and told them go to another restaurant.'

On Apr 22, 2023 by Braden Bjella

PewDiePie sitting in chair holding Maya (his dog)

PewDiePie removes part of video where he appears to mock a deaf Black woman following backlash

In the video, he mimicked a TikToker who was signing a story.

On Jul 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

Woman doing hand signals caption 'This waitress came to me table. I decided to tell her I'm deaf..' (l) Woman doing hand signals caption 'She turned to my son instantly and talked to me. She ignored me' (c) Woman doing hand signals caption 'So I spoke loud and louder and she realized I'm taking the order. Not my kids!!' (r)

A deaf woman expressed frustration about a waitress ignoring her due to her disability. TikTok told her to get over it.

'The comment section did NOT pass the vibe check.'

On Apr 17, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

Deaf person crying after dunkin' donuts discrimination

‘He didn’t believe I’m deaf’: TikToker says Dunkin’ workers refused her service because she’s deaf

'I've never been refused service before. It hurts.'

On Sep 15, 2021 by Clara Wang

teen girl making i love you sign in car

Apple TV+’s ‘CODA’ is a familiar and heartwarming coming-of-age story

It also features a nuanced portrayal of a deaf family.

On Aug 13, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

Three panel screenshot from TikTok where daughter stands up to her dead mother-in-law's cheating exboyfriend

‘Are you that much of a p*ssy?’: TikToker curses out mother-in-law’s boyfriend for alleged cheating

The video has more than 29 million views.

On Jul 30, 2021 by Jennifer Xia

An iPhone sitting on a table crossed out.

Clubhouse’s desire for exclusivity is harming the Deaf community

Clubhouse is ignoring accessibility needs.

On Mar 31, 2021 by Libby Cohen

A professor and a hearing-impaired woman

Viral TikTok video shows professor berating hearing-impaired student

The professor has since been placed on administrative leave.

On Feb 20, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

illustrated hands signing 'B L M' in American Sign Language in front of protest

These volunteers are making Black Lives Matter videos accessible to deaf activists

For the Deaf community, partaking in social justice conversations is reliant on accessible content.

On Aug 26, 2020 by Trinady Joslin

2 Girls 1 Podcast VR SIGN LANGUAGE

Sign language is evolving in VR thanks to volunteer interpreters

VRChat has never been more wholesome.

On Feb 3, 2020 by Matt Silverman

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Pornhub sued by deaf man who wants closed captioning in videos

The plaintiff says hearing-impaired users miss out on important dialogue.

On Jan 16, 2020 by Mikael Thalen


A deaf TikTok star is inspiring people to learn sign language

Chrissy Marshall is using her platform to talk about disability rights and deafness.

On Sep 7, 2019 by Sierra Juarez

Holly Maniatty Matt Maxes deaf ASL SXSW

The internet’s most famous ASL interpreter discusses the benefits of going viral

There are 466 million in the global deaf community. By 2050, that number is expected to be double that.

On Mar 14, 2019 by Josh Katzowitz

starbucks for the deaf and hard of hearing

Starbucks to open first U.S. location designed for the deaf and hard of hearing

The store will be staffed entirely by people fluent in ASL.

On Jul 20, 2018 by Alex Dalbey

Uber logo above a toy car

People love this deaf Uber driver’s message to passengers

Onur, keep on shining.

On Apr 20, 2018 by Christina Bonnington