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98% of the deaf population do not have access to education in sign language. We empower people to succeed through innovative solutions and a commitment to doing more.

Communication

48 million Americans have significant hearing loss. We develop cutting-edge technology to help deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people communicate better.

Employment

70% of Deaf and hard of hearing people are unemployed. We work to create jobs and advocate for businesses to be inclusive.

Communication Reimagined

This is CSD’s 40th year and we’re changing the way that people communicate. Join the conversation.

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40,000,000

People in the United States report some hearing trouble.

70%

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

2/3

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

360,000,000

360 million people worldwide have some type of hearing loss.

73%

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

98%

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.

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    At CSD, we work tirelessly to enrich the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people. Through a commitment to innovation and communication, we are shaping the future of accessibility and redefining what inclusion really means. We’re leading the way to a new, inclusive future. To unveil our vision...

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