Deaf411 Launches “Deaf-Friendly Cities in the
What does a city need to accommodate Deaf residents?
This research project, "Deaf-Friendly Cities in the
Deaf411, a marketing and public relations company, has launched an internet video website with an online survey. This survey is part of their research to compile a report of "Deaf-Friendly Cities in the
This research will involve identifying criteria of what a deaf person
living in any city needs in terms of accessibility and general services;
compilation of services and resources needed in that city,
identifying and listing cities with proven track records of providing such services;
attitudinal considerations, and other factors involved in determining what
constitutes an ideal city that is fully accessible.
Areas covered in this project will include employment, government,
business, and community services and opportunities. In the video at
www.deaf411online.com/6.html, Michel Swafford describes some factors that a consumer who is deaf or has a hearing loss face when they move to a
Findings of the online survey and correlating research will provide a powerful tool
for professionals and businesses with clientele who are pre-dominantly
deaf or have a hearing loss.