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    Ryan Hutchison with 4 young Chinese men

    CSD In China: Education

    - by CSD

    By Ryan Hutchison

    Ruan and I left the smoggy skyline of Shanghai for an hour flight and 90-minute drive to Jiujiang. We’ve come here with our Project Access partner, Dr. Richard Lytle, to better understand the contrasts and quality of life for the deaf community in a much smaller Chinese city to see how interpreting can be successful throughout China. We also are spending time visiting and meeting with the Bo Ai School for the Deaf, a school Richard has supported for many years.

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    a man in front of a white board signing to a class of people

    CSD In China: First Impressions

    - by CSD

    By Ryan Hutchison

    Ruan and I have been here for a few days. They’ve been hectic but amazing! Our first two days were spent in Shanghai visiting Solar Ear – a social enterprise business that employs 6 deaf workers making hearing aids that can be recharged by the sun. We spent time visiting and meeting with our Project Access partners, and observed an interpreter training session held on Sunday. Professional interpreting is not established enough yet in China for people to make a sustainable living through interpreting jobs alone, so they must have other jobs and therefore receive training from Project Access on Sundays – typically the only day off for professionals here in Shanghai.

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    Community Accountability: #WhoWillAnswer

    - by CSD

    #WhoWillAnswer the call for help when violence occurs after hours?  Help to make a 24/7 Deaf National Hotline Center at ADWAS possible through your donations and social media activism. Learn more about this campaign by going to www.whowillanswer.org.

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    Willie King discusses technology

    New Chief Technology Officer Announcement

    - by CSD

    We are pleased to announce that Willie King has been hired to serve as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

    Willie began his career at CSD after studying engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2002. Willie spent the first part of his career in IT-specific roles in help desk, system administration, and system engineering. He comes home to CSD after eight years of progressively responsible experience at ZVRS. Most recently, he has served as Director of Product Management supporting a full portfolio of video relay service product offerings. In his role as Director, Willie was responsible for supporting relationships with a number of large government and corporate customers and industry partners including Glide, Apple, and Google.

    In his new capacity as CTO, Willie will lead the optimization of a central technology strategy for CSD—both in terms of the IT infrastructure that supports our day to day operation and the products we are building in pursuit of our ‪#‎csdvision‬.

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    Learn how to use Vineya’s "You choose, they pay" feature

    - by CSD

    With Vineya, you’re able to choose the ASL interpreter that’s the best fit for you every single time. Watch this tutorial and learn how you can take control of the interpreting process and get the American Sign Language Interpreter that’s right for you!

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    The future of communication access

    The future of Communication access for the deaf: #CSDVision

    - by CSD

    We see a world where communication is open and transparent. A world where every deaf person can interact freely with others. It’s not simply a far-fetched dream, it’s our vision for the future. It’s why CSD exists, and why we come to work every single day. CSD has always belonged to the community, and this vision belongs to you.

     

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    Vineya: Let's Build This Together

    Vineya: Let’s build this together.

    - by CSD

    Vineya is the first online marketplace of certified ASL interpreters for the deaf and hearing. In looking for our inspiration for Vineya we turn to Martha’s Vineyard, a place with a special history. Join us as Patrick Graybill shares our inspiring take on the link between Vineya and Martha’s Vineyard. Learn more at www.GoVineya.com