About

CSD opened its doors in 1975 with a mission make the world more equal for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Through advocacy and innovation, we are committed to making more possible.

We choose to create a world that’s truly inclusive.

CSD is reimagining communication for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and hearing people.

About CSD

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) is an international not-for-profit organization devoted to elevating the quality of life for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing. Since 1975, CSD has endeavored to fulfill its mission through the provision of a broad range of innovative products, programs, and services. CSD is led and managed predominantly by deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals and they operate from numerous locations across the United States and abroad. CSD’s vision is to achieve a condition of being wherein all deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing individuals are able to fully participate in and contribute to the world around them.

CSD is celebrating its 40th year.  Through the decades, we have been committed to reimagining communication and creating a better, more accessible world for deaf and hard of hearing Americans.

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Partnership

More is possible when we work together.

Prosperity comes when we work together for communication access and economic opportunity for the deaf and hard of hearing community. We harness our knowledge, resources and solid reputation as a deaf-run nonprofit organization to support and empower organizations serving the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Working together creates jobs, builds community and brings us closer to a more inclusive world.

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Inclusion

“Disability” only exists because inclusion is an afterthought, not the central idea.

To break down the idea of disability, we have to learn how to communicate first. CSD believes that everyone needs a seat at the table for that conversation. We know that everyone deserves equal access and opportunity – and that everyone deserves respect.

Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. At CSD, we dance – and we’re stronger because of it.

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Advocacy

We advocate for our community by supporting our community.

We fight tirelessly to build a world where deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and hearing people are able to communicate anytime, anyplace. We are not satisfied with the status quo because we know that being deaf isn’t a disability; it is a culture.

The intersection of our common goals is wide: we seek to create a world where all people live fulfilling, self-actualized lives. We believe in the right to work, and the right to communicate freely.

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Technology

By committing to innovation, we are building a better, more communicative world.

We believe that through technology, we can build a world where everyone has access to the same opportunities for living a good, self-actualized life.

Telecommunications relay, video relay, the first online marketplace for sign language interpreting – CSD pioneered all three of these innovative, life-changing projects. For 40 years, we have been at the forefront of technology serving the deaf and hard of hearing. We will continue to reimagine communication. We are committed to making more possible.

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