By Marilyn L. Weber President & CEO Deaf Interpreter Services   It’s not always easy for law enforcement officers to interact with deaf people. A Florida veteran officer writes about one experience when he was a rookie. He had detained a deaf person who reached into his jacket. The officer at first thought he was […]

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By Cara Cannella When running a business, you’re often faced with obstacle after obstacle. These entrepreneurs knew that in order to be successful, they needed to persevere. In your arsenal of business skills, deal-making might be the most fundamental of all. Whether haggling with a vendor or proving your worth to a customer, getting a […]

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By Robb Star Marilyn Weber’s path to being the president and CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services, Inc. (DIS)  in San Antonio, Texas, has a personal side. She began learning American Sign Language when her daughter was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of three. Today, her thriving business provides certified interpreters, video productions geared […]

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Episode Description What’s it like to run a business with your spouse? Marilyn and John Weber have been married for more than 35 years and have been working together (and even sharing an office!) at Deaf Interpreter Services for the last 12 years. In this episode, Marilyn and John will share some tips on how […]

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By Marilyn Weber Owning a business is a difficult task in itself, but imagine having the additional challenge of being deaf. Today, there are more than 1,000 deaf-owned businesses thriving in this noisy world. With technological advancements, and less restrictions on the deaf than ever before, it’s said that the number of deaf-owned businesses have […]

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By Karen Dybis Largely enabled by the advances in technology and resources, deaf entrepreneurs interested in taking on the challenge of starting a new company have more options than ever. With technology, deaf entrepreneurs can start their own business, whether it’s an accounting firm, a bakery down the street or even a yoga studio, without […]

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By Kate Silver When Marilyn Weber learned her daughter was deaf, she set out to help her. Today, she’s helped thousands of others through interpreter services. When her daughter was about nine months old, Marilyn Weber suspected the baby had a hearing problem. She took her to different doctors, but struggled to get a definitive […]

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By Marilyn Weber Today more than 50 percent of the deaf work full-time, and there are more job opportunities than ever. That’s quite a big change from a century ago when deaf people were banned from employment. As recently as 30 years ago, it was still very tough for deaf people to find work. Since then, huge advances in […]

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By Marilyn Weber If you’re a deaf entrepreneur, more and more services are springing up to help you succeed. What’s holding you back? This past year, 2016, Austin, Texas, was ranked No. 2 by Entrepreneur among “the Best Cities for Entrepreneurs.” And, sure, everyone knows Austin for its great music scene, its diverse culinary scene, its high tech. But what […]

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By Marilyn L. Weber Imagine trying to learn a lesson in a classroom trapped inside of a clear sound-proof box. The only way you can gather information is visually and you will be tested on what you’ve learned – or were supposed to have learned – at the end of the day. Seems a bit […]

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