Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.

We empower individuals and organizations to create positive change in our community through…

Service Delivery

We provide education, employment and training services for the deaf community, businesses, and educators.

Impact Investing

We are strengthening the economic power of the community by partnering with deaf-owned businesses. 

Community Building

We collaborate with organizations and influencers to bring people together around issues they care about.

Solution Engineering

We create technical solutions – by deaf people, for deaf people – to social, economic and communication barriers.

Service Delivery

We provide education, employment and training services for the deaf community, businesses, and educators.

Impact Investing

We are strengthening the economic power of the community by partnering with deaf-owned businesses. 

Community Building

We collaborate with organizations and influencers to bring people together around issues they care about.

Solution Engineering

We create technical solutions – by deaf people, for deaf people – to social, economic and communication barriers.

Our Services

Services should create mutually beneficial partnerships – and that’s what ours do. “Service” is, after all, our middle name!

Services for the Deaf Community

Learn New Skills  

Take our online courses to learn how to manage money and excel at your job. Go ahead, it’s on the house.

Build Your Business

Expand your business with CSD. We will teach you the nitty-gritty on growing your business.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for fun and talented people to join our community.

Services for Businesses & Organizations

Hire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees

Use our free eGuides to ensure you have a safe and communication-friendly environment.

Enhance your Students’ Experiences

Download our free Teacher Toolkits, and start using them in your classroom right away.

Improve Your Customer Service Experience

93% of deaf customers agree, we want customer service in ASL. Does your business offer this service? 

Ask Us About Our Services!

We’re here for you. Video chat with us using ASL NOW or visit our contact page for more options.

Impact Investing

Supporting ideas that generate measurable, beneficial and sustainable social impact. 

A thriving deaf-owned business is a precious commodity. If we can support one business, it can in turn support many others. We are creating an economic network of career opportunities, business mentors, and resources that sustain a thriving deaf ecosystem.

Do you have a business idea? We want to hear it!

Mental Health: More Than an Awareness Issue

There is a mental health crisis in the deaf community, compounded by information gaps in researching the issue. Various studies offer a range of numbers, with one estimating that approximately 5 million DHH people need mental health treatment annually.

Mozzeria to Open in Washington, D.C.

It’s true, H Street in Washington D.C. is getting a new Mozzeria! This will mark the second ASL-centric business on H Street in Washington, D.C., joining the Starbucks Signing Store that opened to great fanfare last fall. Learn more about SVF’s partner.

CSD SVF’s Partner: National Deaf Therapy

National Deaf Therapy is the fourth business partner of our Social Venture Fund. NDT is a national web-based eTherapy mental health platform dedicated to serving the deaf, deaf and blind, deaf and disabled and hard-of-hearing communities.

Introducing CSD Social Venture Fund

Although there has been recent growth in deaf businesses, accessible resources for deaf entrepreneurs continue to be sparse. CSD announced that it will establish an incubator program and social investment fund to support deaf businesses.

Community Building

We’re all about platforms that provide safe spaces for members of the community to advocate and convene. Check out some of our community campaigns – and if you see something that interests you, join us!

Our Campaigns

Do you know of an organization fighting for accessibility? We want to partner with them.

Solutions Engineering

Developing innovative technology that advances the lives of deaf people. 

When deaf people are involved in the design and creation of technology from the start, the focus becomes less about just getting access, and can go beyond equivalence as we harness and amplify the abilities of deaf people. We know these technologies will benefit more than the deaf community, they will benefit the world.

Visit our media page to keep up with the latest developments. 

Google Announces Partnership With Connect Direct

Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf announced a new partnership with Google Accessibility that provides the deaf and hard of hearing community with Google customer support in American Sign Language.

Comcast Announces Partnership With Connect Direct

Comcast and Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, today launched customer service support via ASL for Internet Essentials, Xfinity Internet, and general Xfinity billing questions, called ASL Now.

Connect Direct: Introducing ASL Now!

The ASL Now option means that deaf people can communicate with a CSD customer service representative directly in ASL! Our customer service staff is made up entirely of deaf employees who are fluent in ASL, and are ready to take your calls.

Introducing CSD Engineering

CSD is proud to announce its newest endeavor: CSD Engineering. The main focus of CSD Engineering is to approach the development of technology through a Deaf lens, defining inclusive design and providing solutions that are beneficial for all.