How would you like to be able to find deaf-friendly businesses by tapping on your phone?

Gallaudet University is offering new guides related to the school for Apple Maps that will connect users to the deaf community.


Among the new guides:

The Gallaudet Neighborhood

Deaf-Owned Businesses in the D.C. Area

All About Gallaudet

Deaf Schools and Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


An all-Deaf team of content curators and researchers worked with Apple to develop the guides. Gallaudet president Roberta J. Cordano says:


“We are pleased to once again partner with Apple, building on our Connected initiative. “We are especially delighted to debut our first four guides here in Washington, D.C., where we have a thriving Deaf economy. These new guides show the world what leading companies like Apple, Chase, Target, and Starbucks already know. There are millions of Deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide who actively seek businesses that value them, embrace their language, and provide a truly inclusive experience.”


Gallaudet hopes to expand to all 50 states. There is more info at Gallaudet’s Signing Ecosystem webpage and in the video below.


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