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Gridcheck and Vineya: Two Worlds, Joined

Gridcheck and Vineya: Two Worlds, Joined

Gridcheck, the full-featured scheduling tool designed for organizations to more efficiently monitor and manage the schedules of multiple accessibility service providers, joins Vineya, a scheduling platform designed to empower Deaf customers by prioritizing their communication preferences, bringing accessibility providers and Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers closer together than ever before.

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Equity-Driven Deaf-led Grant Provider for Deaf-led Organizations, Unites Community Foundation, Celebrates Launch on January 26th

Equity-Driven Deaf-led Grant Provider for Deaf-led Organizations, Unites Community Foundation, Celebrates Launch on January 26th

The Unites Community Foundation, led by Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), is thrilled to announce its launch on January 26, 2021. The Foundation is a grant provider and partner that works collaboratively with deaf-led organizations and communities to achieve long-term, widespread impact.

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Comcast’s Continued Commitment to Accessibility

Comcast’s Continued Commitment to Accessibility

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.”

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3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

3 Non-Intuitive Marketing Strategies with Rosa Lee Timm

Born deaf in a small country town in California, Rosa Lee Timm grew up in a very close-knit, religious, bi-racial, a deaf family whose first language was American Sign Language (ASL). With the constant support of her family and the deaf community around her, her childhood was one without communication or social barriers. Currently, Rosa Lee Timm is the Chief Marketing Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization. She also is a performance artist and widely known for her YouTube ASL music videos as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film Versa Effect.For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
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.”

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Deaf Community Creates New Solutions for Misinformation, Isolation During Pandemic

Deaf Community Creates New Solutions for Misinformation, Isolation During Pandemic

From White House press briefings where top officials offer contradictory advice to social media feeds riddled with incorrect or competing information, the coronavirus pandemic has become a communications challenge as much as a health care crisis.
For those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the problem is made worse by a lack of resources at every level of government, as well as within the healthcare system, according to Chris Soukup, CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
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.”

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CSD Awards Micro-Grants to Nonprofits Supporting the Deaf Community

CSD Awards Micro-Grants to Nonprofits Supporting the Deaf Community

Funds from these CSD Unites micro-grants will support non-profit organizations struggling with resources, managing funds, or adapting services as a result of Covid-19. This may include organizations that supply basic needs, including, but not limited to, food, relief from rent and other household expenses, and access to healthcare.

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CSD Works to Host Free Virtual Career Expo

CSD Works to Host Free Virtual Career Expo

CSD Works is hosting its first Virtual Career Expo on May 2, 2020. The main goal of the free Expo is to connect deaf job seekers in Austin and throughout Texas with employers seeking more diverse and inclusive workforces. CSD Works is a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, the world’s largest deaf-led social impact organization.

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