Juneteenth marks the day that slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation ending the practice of slavery was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. The proclamation made clear “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states fighting in the civil war “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
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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.”
CaringWorks’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Residential Treatment program hosted a conversation between industry experts about the impending behavioral health crisis in the Deaf community.
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
In celebration of the 100th anniversary, we want to share untold stories of Deaf activists. Several deaf women fought for voting rights in the early 1900s. Here are a few of the [known] Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing women that pushed the limits
We celebrated #BlackBusinessMonth by gifting $50 gift certificates to Black deaf-owned businesses to five lucky winners!
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.
Communication Service for the Deaf is excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This important civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
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.