deafREVIEW Leads National Expansion with California Debut

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Californians, Looking For a Deaf-Friendly Business? Find and Review One on deafREVIEW’s Newly Launched Page! Over 3 Million People in The Golden State Are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing

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From Indian food to medical doctors, reviewers can give their two cents (or five stars) while discussing the question: Is this business deaf-friendly? Why or why not?

deafREVIEW (, a community-led search site for deaf-friendly businesses, today announced the availability of deafREVIEW® in the state of California. Beginning today, residents of San Francisco, Fremont, San Diego, Los Angeles and surrounding areas can create accounts on, to share their opinions about the deaf-friendliness of businesses they frequent.

From Indian food to medical doctors, reviewers can give their two cents (or five stars) while discussing the question: “Is this business deaf-friendly? Why or why not?” Additionally, California business owners can enjoy access to many free resources that allow them to become educated on issues facing the Deaf Community nationwide (such as tips to communicating with deaf and hard of hearing people, the American Sign Language Manual Alphabet, tax credits and deductions available to business owners). Based out of the flagship city of Seattle, deafREVIEW has several reasons for putting the Golden State on its map. For one, demographics show pent-up demand for deaf-friendly services and establishments:

“We're excited to open up our reviews to over 3 million deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals in the state of California,” says deafREVIEW CEO and founder Melissa “echo” Greenlee. “Home to California School for the Deaf (CSD) – Fremont, California School for the Deaf (CSD) - Riverside, California State University Northridge (CSUN) and many other schools and organizations, California has a very large and vibrant deaf and hard of hearing community.”

Last month, deafREVIEW® received the supplemental register mark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), further solidifying the company’s growing brand as it expands to other cities.

To learn more, check out Recent Reviews and deafREVIEW News ( for weekly content about Deaf Culture topics.

About deafREVIEW
deafREVIEW is a web site that connects people to deaf-friendly businesses. Taking root in Seattle, it is the new face of crowd sourcing: Bringing awareness to deaf-friendly businesses, and corrective feedback to “deaf-challenged” businesses. Reviewers fit a number of categories: deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, friends/family of the deaf and those with a special interest in creating a deaf-friendly world. Shared insight and corrective feedback on a much-needed public platform is what slowly improves the consumer experience as well as businesses’ customer service. We invite you to write consumer reviews, so that we can increase deaf-friendliness in millions of businesses across the nation. For more information, please visit or send an email to


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