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 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 Weber It’s important for a dentist to be able to welcome and engage all patients. These tips will help dentists accommodate patients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. One aspect of dentistry that dental schools may not fully prepare you for is how to best interact with deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Even if you […]

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By Doug Wyllie Federal law requires that law enforcement agencies must provide the communication aids and services needed to communicate effectively with people who are deaf According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost one in 10 people in the U.S. could benefit from hearing aids. About two percent of adults aged 45 to […]

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  By Mary Ann Azevedo For Marilyn Weber, CEO of San Antonio-based Deaf Interpreter Services, the decision to enter this field was a highly personal one. As the mother of a deaf child, Weber saw firsthand what she describes as the “tremendous need for, and serious lack of, professional interpreter services in the San Antonio area […]

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Mozzeria, a pizza restaurant in San Francisco that is widely reported to be California’s first deaf-owned restaurant, has recently been in the news. Mozzeria will soon be celebrating its fifth anniversary, and in the wake of growing demand for Mozzeria’s signature productions at food festivals, public events, weddings and corporate events, the restaurant has recently […]

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By Marilyn Weber Communicating effectively with deaf or hard-of-hearing patients is a challenge that physicians can successfully meet with some forethought and planning. It’s important to take the time to be familiar with their specific needs and how to communicate properly to that deaf patient. It’s not only emergency situations you need to worry about. […]

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