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.
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It’s not easy to transition from a traditional office to a home office. Since going virtual in 2017, CSD employees have learned how to overcome the biggest barriers to work-life balance in a remote setting:
Our Board of Directors has a new member! CSD is proud to announce that Elise Nye will serve on the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2020. She joins nine other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization.
Everyone has the ability to become a leader. You just need to chart your own course – as CSD board member and communication advocate, Mark Seeger shared with #TeamCSD. Mark presented on the final day of CSD’s November Employee Summit to share his personal journey of leadership. His remarks addressed the things that both worked and didn’t work for him, what he wished he had done, and next steps for summit participants.
Although Communication Service for the Deaf’s headquarters moved from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Austin, Texas, in 2012, its roots remain strong in SD. CSD SD’s focus is empowering the state’s D/HH residents and educating the communities they live in.
Despite knowing a diverse workforce has a positive impact on organizations, the employment rate among disabled people still needs improvement. To address this disparity within the deaf community, CSD Works partners with employers to change
We are proud to announce CSD’s new CMO, Rosa Lee Timm. Rosa Lee began working with CSD in July, 2019 and oversees our efforts to share stories from within the deaf community and shift perspective, and ultimately take CSD to the next level.
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.
“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.”