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Many people don’t know much about the Deaf community or Deaf people. Maybe you know the ABCs in sign language, or have seen Nyle DiMarco somewhere, or watched one of the recent movies with Deaf characters. However, let’s be honest here. Unless you have really had first-hand experience with a Deaf person, your reaction is one of pity, to say, “Oh I’m so sorry!” Many hearing people cannot fathom what it must be like to live in a world without sound. We’re here to tell you it’s really kind of cool.

We have something called Deaf Gain, which means that our visual perception among other senses is enhanced. Maybe it’s time the world stopped seeing us as people to be helped, people to feel sorry for, and started realizing how awesome we really are. Lost River Vacations is just one of many efforts to reframe the Deaf community, and to expose the larger world to our phenomenal talent. Lost River Vacations is 100% Deaf-Owned. All of our homes are built by Deaf craftspeople. Our website and logo were built by Deaf designers. The artwork on our walls was created by Deaf people. The photographs and videos on this site were taken by Deaf people. We are Deaf.

Below, find the profiles of the owners of Lost River Vacations. We are strong believers in entrepreneurship and community empowerment through investing in our community. The two owners are Gallaudet University Alumnae and are proud to be both Deaf and American Sign Language users.



Jane Jonas

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Interests: Literature, Animals, the Outdoors, Jigsaw & Crossword Puzzles, Technology, & Espresso.


Shawn Harrington

Hometown: Frederick, MD
Interests: Renovations, Outdoor Adventures, Cats, Coffee, Computer Games and Sports.

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