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Who We Are

We are an advocacy organization that focuses on large systems changes and creating new laws designed to improve communication access and equal opportunity. We encourage you to contact us about legislation and public policy. We also want you to let us know about barriers you experience that could be improved through public policy. 

Who are the board, staff, and contractors?

  • We are Minnesotans. Some of us were born and raised here. Minnesota is a second home for others.
  • We are representatives of various sectors within the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing communities.
  • We advocate through public policy and legislative activity.
  • We believe in communication access and equal opportunity.
  • We collaborate with many organizations and advocates to achieve our goals.

Learn more

  • Visit our join the board page to learn more about becoming a board member.
  • Employment opportunities are occasionally available. When this happens, we will announce it in the news section of our website. However, if you are interested in employment with the State of Minnesota, please visit Minnesota Careers.
  • Our work plans page has information about our work goals each year.
  • We also explain our five-year strategic plan in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
  • Learn more about our legislative activity in both ASL and English on our legislation pages.
  • Curious about how we decide which issues to work on? View our explanation on our how we make decisions page.
  • Subscribe to our newsletters and choose what kind of information you want to receive from us. We share information about our legislative activity, efforts to improve education and employment, valuable community resources, and more!

If you are searching for services or if you are looking for referrals to hearing loss resources, please contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division

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