Advocacy Organizations

DIG is a proud member of the Potomac Chapter Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (PCRID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunication.

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA): Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is about communication and acceptance of every deafened individual. Some people lip-read, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some need to have others write down what they are saying - and at ALDA all the above is okay! ALDA’s official communication philosophy is "Whatever works!”

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially.

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