DIG empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Government Employees to overcome communication barriers, resolve accessibility issues, and promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking and fostering professional growth.
DIG is a national non-profit organization whose purpose is two-fold. It serves as an employee support group for local, state and federal employees who are either Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, and Late Deafened and as a resource organization for the government.
DIG coordinates and collaborates with external forces such as the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Congress, White House, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), State Associations for the Deaf, State Commissions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and other entities. DIG is an active member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN).
Your Public and Private Partners for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inclusion
Deaf in Government is the national nonprofit resource for government deaf inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 20,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals expands opportunities for business and government partnerships.
An inclusive government institution where Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, and Late Deafened participate and contribute to the missions of the United States of America within accessibility, advancement, and networking.
To resolve and overcome communication barriers, accessibility issues, promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking, and foster professional growth.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
As an organization deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, Deaf in Government (DIG) stands against the legacy of systemic bias, racism, and unequal treatment of people. We firmly believe that racism, audism, sexism, hatred, discrimination, and inequality have no place in our world.
If you have any additional needs, please contact the DIG Board at ContactDeafInGov@gmail.com.