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

After 40 years of innovation, we're continuing to build an inclusive, accessible world. Let's reimagine communication together.

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Education

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

72.5% 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.

72.5%

72.5% 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.

  • •CSD Works has set a goal of creating 1,000 new jobs & 100 new deaf-owned businesses by 2018

    About CSD Works and CSD Learns

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    CSD Works is about creating jobs for the deaf and hard of hearing. We recognize the need for employment opportunities. We believe in creating opportunities and increasing income for a skilled workforce. By raising awareness about the skills and abilities of our community, we can overcome stereotypes, break down...

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