Communication Service for the Deaf Announces New CSD Professional Services Division
We’re excited to share the news of a brand new platform for Deaf freelancers, too!
Communication Service for the Deaf is proud to announce the latest development in our newest division, the CSD Professional Services Group. Chief Technology Officer, Charles McFadden, has been chosen to lead CSD Professional Services.
What is CSD Professional Services Group?
CSD Professional Services Group is a division of Communication Service for the Deaf that offers a multi-fold approach to project-based and long-term solutions for businesses, organizations, and institutions. One approach is structured to support Deaf freelancers and Deaf-led businesses, we call this service “Dripple,” and the other is structured to support corporate and government entities, called “CSD Professional Services.” Our new division officially launched on April 28, 2021 and continues to grow and develop, today.
I’m excited to see this far-reaching and multi-dimensional impact of CSD Professional Services Group as it is fully deployed in the coming weeks to corporations and government entities.
“Charles has spearheaded CSD Professional Services for the past 15 months, leading all of its essential formative work, bringing this new and important division business alive online.” said CSD CEO Chris Soukup.
Charles first joined CSD in 2018 as Chief Technology Officer, a position he will keep in addition to his new role as Division President. Congratulations, Charles!
How does CSD Professional Services Group Work?
Dripple is a brand-new, one-of-a-kind platform where Deaf-led or owned organizations can find professional and creative services provided by other Deaf professionals. It’s a symbiotic relationship that fortifies the Deaf ecosystem. The services are all provided in American Sign Language, meaning there are no added costs for interpreters or other accessibility services. The Dripple community is filled with independent contractors who have varying skillsets such as graphic design, film producing, life coaching, and bookkeeping. Dripple is a space where Deaf freelancers can regularly access job opportunities and, in turn, achieve greater financial independence. Together, we make the Deaf ecosystem thrive.
Meet CSD Professional Services
CSD Professional Services is a resource focused on working with corporate and government entities to improve their accessibility standards. There are two objectives: addressing workplace employment, accessibility, inclusion, and accommodation needs; and making their products and services more accessible and usable for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people, ensuring more people use their products and services. CSD Professional Services offers guidance in a variety of fields: finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications, and E-learning.
One in four people in the United States has a disability. Having a disability is a normal part of the human experience but disability types are so varied, there’s no one size fits all solution for accessibility.
As one of the most experienced and impactful Deaf-led organizations in the world, CSD provides businesses with customized accessibility solutions, growing their pool of customers to include Deaf and disabled people. We have a real opportunity to make a positive impact, at a national level, in so many different ways.