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Thank you for participating in our first CSD Community Engagement Survey.

We value your input.  Over 1,700 responses.

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Meet CSD’s New Board Members
Welcome Marilyn Jean Smith, Mark Seeger and Rogelio Fernandez, Jr.

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Why We’re Going Virtual:
An open letter to Austin’s Deaf Community from CEO Chris Soukup

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Our mission is to improve the lives of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Join us in building an inclusive, accessible world.

Let’s Reimagine Communication Together


People in the United States report some hearing trouble.


70% of deaf and hard of hearing people are unemployed.


More than 2/3 of hearing parents who have Deaf children do not use sign language with their child.


360 million people worldwide have some type of hearing loss.


In any given month, 73% of deaf people fail to obtain a sign language interpreter when needed.


98% of the deaf population do NOT have access to education in sign language.

26 Countries

At least 26 countries do not allow deaf citizens to hold a driver's license.

1 in 4 Deaf women

1 in 4 Deaf women will experience a forced sexual assault in her lifetime, compared to 1 in 10 hearing women.

  • Vera Shamaeva dressed in white winter coat and hat, stands on snowy ground outside the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

    Russia Through Deaf Eyes

    In RAP4CL on

    The Russian-American Project for Children’s Literacy (RAP4CL) exchange project requires communication across four languages: American Sign Language, Russian Sign Language, English, and Russian. It is little wonder that the most commonly asked question about this project is something like ‘how does communication work?’ A fair question, especially when considering...

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