Because communication connects people.
Since 1975, we’ve worked to empower Deaf and hearing people so that they succeed, together.
What can we do for you?
Connect Direct can support your organization’s efforts to create a successful call center program within your Customer Service Department to effectively provide customer service in ASL to your deaf customers.
This award recognizes leaders for their outstanding achievements promoting accessibility and contributing to the success of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
To honor the anniversary of the ADA, we’ve put together a panel of experts who will cover the importance of access and inclusion for deaf and hard-of-hearing people across all parts of society, including employment, interpersonal communication, customer service, health, and education.
Happy Pride Month! 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer) communities could not live as openly as they do today without fear of harassment. Back then, members of these communities had a few places such as bars where they could socialize and feel safe. However, these establishments were subjected to frequent harassment by police. But thanks to the fearless bravery of Black (and white), trans and bisexual womxn, many more LGBTQ+ community members can now show the world that they’re proud to be who they are!
CSD Professional Services’ team of experts provides businesses support in crucial areas like finance, HR, IT, marketing, web development, and more.
The CSD Unites Community Foundation is pleased to announce its latest cohort of COVID-19 Resiliency Efforts microgrant awardees. These six Deaf-led organizations have long histories of supporting their communities, and have been working particularly hard to provide additional, crucial supports in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mozzeria CEO Ryan Maliszewski will join eleven other change-makers from a variety of backgrounds to share their personal experiences, knowledge, and dreams for how to build a more equal future for all people.
CSD Unites Community Foundation dreams of working collaboratively with deaf-led organizations and communities to achieve long-term and widespread impact.
while the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our community, talented deaf people have also provided us with some of the biggest bright spots of 2020. Check out five ways deaf representation changed 2020 for the better.
Since 1975, we’ve remained committed to showing the world the incredible potential that deaf people bring. Check out this video of some of the highlights of the past 45 years.
Written By______Support Deaf-Owned Businesses The holiday season is upon us...
Giving Tuesday is a global effort to raise funds for communities and organizations. Find out how you can participate with CSD of South Dakota.
As part of their ongoing commitment to accessibility, Comcast has figured out a way to provide fully inclusive customer support assistance to their Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. To this day, he said, there are no language interpreters at White House press briefings.
“We’ve seen a lot of mayors, a lot of governors that have included that practice momentarily and have been very responsive,” Soukup told Cheddar. “We’ve had some challenges in creating that same awareness in the White House.”
Mozzeria, an award-winning pizzeria and San Francisco’s first Deaf-owned and -operated restaurant, will open its second location at 1300 H Street, NE at 11am EDT on September 4th, 2020. Carry-out service will be available to customers, who can order online via Mozzeria’s website or upon visiting the restaurant
Last night, SignVote partnered with Rock the Vote and several other organizations to host a livestream event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The star-studded event was co-hosted by Shoshannah Stern and Melissa Elmira Yingst and featured celebrities, activists, elected officials, and performers that representing the breadth of the disability community.
CSD has always been an organization that pushes for progress. As our CEO Chris Soukup said in his open letter regarding the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement, “We have much to learn and work to do to dismantle oppressive social and political systems that deserve no place in our world.”
Over the past 60 days, new concerns and problems have impacted our communities as a result of the pandemic. Because of this, Comcast has revisited and updated their commitment to support the community during these uncertain times.
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Use our free eGuides to help create an inclusive and communication-friendly environment where everyone thrives.
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CSD is a constellation of companies that provide products, programs, and services that are designed to create opportunities for deaf people to succeed.
We believe that success, however one chooses to define it, fosters change in public perception about who deaf people are and what they are capable of contributing to society. We also believe that disability is diversity and that deaf identities should be valued and celebrated as a condition of being that adds color and texture to our world.
Chris Soukup, CEO of CSD