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About DIG

Mission Statement

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.

Purpose

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 or Hard of Hearing 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.

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 2,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals expands opportunities for business and government partnerships.

DIG welcomes all individuals to join our organization.  As an organization, DIG is committed to maintaining an equitable, safe, and inclusive environment to ensure each person has access to DIG events by providing captioning and sign language interpreting services as well as voicing for the hard of hearing.

Our Vision

An inclusive government institution where Deaf and Hard of Hearing People participate and contribute to the missions of the United States of America with accessibility, advancement, and networking.

Shared Commitments

To resolve and overcome communication barriers, accessibility issues, and promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking, and fostering professional growth.

Inclusion and Diversity 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, sexism, hatred, discrimination, and inequality have no place in our world.

DIG welcomes all individuals to join our organization.  As an organization, DIG is committed to maintaining an equitable, safe, and inclusive environment to ensure each person has access to DIG events by providing captioning and sign language interpreting services.

If you have any additional needs, please contact the DIG Board at we@deafingov.org. 

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