Articles about Inside CSD

Leadership Series: Brandi Rarus

Leadership Series: Brandi Rarus

Brandi shares how her experiences growing up deaf in a hearing family, and her reign as Miss Deaf America shaped her, and how CSD has evolved with the deaf community over the years. “We changed our mission focus from ‘communication access’

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Leadership Series: Charles McFadden

Leadership Series: Charles McFadden

Charles McFadden, CSD’s CTO, is a Rochester Institute of Technology grad with 30 years of experience in a variety of roles. After he lost his hearing at a young age due to an unknown illness, his parents encouraged him to be self-sufficient.

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Leadership Series: Faye Kuo

Leadership Series: Faye Kuo

Faye Kuo, CSD’s former CLO, is the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants. Born into a signing family, Faye was mainstreamed in a D/HH program. Faye attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, and then later transferred to RIT/NTID.

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Leadership Series: Brad Hermes

Leadership Series: Brad Hermes

“Being mainstreamed was a great experience, because I was able to be with my family,” Brad said. “My parents were very supportive of me, they learned sign language. I had a younger sister, she learned sign language. We had communication access.”

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Growing CSD IT: Charles McFadden

Growing CSD IT: Charles McFadden

Communication Service for the Deaf introduces its newest CTO, Charles McFadden. Chaz began work in March, 2018, and oversees all information technology, software development and engineering efforts at CSD – as well as spearheading CSD Labs.

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