Whether he’s walking on glaciers in Greenland or tasting Croatian street food, Austinite Joel Barish scours the planet for thrilling adventures, awe-inspiring places and extraordinary people. His popular online travel show, “No Barriers with Joel Barish,” is no ordinary adventure program. Barish, who himself is deaf, gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of deaf communities around the globe. But no matter how far away or different the cultures might seem, Barish shows both hearing and deaf people how we’re more alike than we may think.
“No Barriers with Joel Barish,” a captioned documentary-style show, has a loyal following of about 2 million monthly viewers on DeafNation.com, a website for the marketing company Barish co-owns with his brother Jed, who is also deaf. DeafNation also produces expos across the country for the deaf and hard of hearing that have attracted more than 800,000 participants since its launch 10 years ago.
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To watch episodes of “No Barriers with Joel Barish,” visit deafnation.com/joelbarish.