Now and Beyond

Logo

  • The logo with the four arrows was created to represent:
    • The Deaf and Foreign Language Community
    • DSC Board and Staff
    • Hearing Community
    • DSC Services
  • The four arrows point in the same direction showing that we all work together towards the same goal representing the teamwork and cooperation needed to help DSC provide the best possible services to benefit our community.

Our Mission

  • To empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and to promote access to communication, services, and events in the community. Contact us today to learn more, and see how you can help the deaf and hard of hearing in your community.

Our Philosophy

  • Deaf/HOH people are Important
  • Deaf/HOH people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear
  • Deaf/HOH people have the right to make their own decisions
  • Deaf/HOH people have the right to full access and participation in the community
  • Customer Service
  • Customer satisfaction requires timely responsiveness and following through
  • Empowerment in Workplace
  • Consumers are more responsive to empowered staff
  • Community and Representation
  • Community strengthens through partnerships and participation of its members
  • Leadership
  • Leadership empowers the development of role models
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Commitment to the highest standards, performance, and integrity

Our Core Values

  • Communication
  • Accessibility, respect, and equality for all communication needs
  • Education
  • Education provides opportunities and options for success
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Taking new initiatives and use of technologies to enhance services
  • Customer Service
  • Customer satisfaction requires timely responsiveness and following through
  • Empowerment in Workplace
  • Consumers are more responsive to empowered staff
  • Community and Representation
  • Community strengthens through partnerships and participation of its members
  • Leadership
  • Leadership empowers the development of role models
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Commitment to highest standards, performance, and integrity

Vision Statement

  • A community where there are no barriers facing people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Strategic Direction

Maximizing Communication Capabilities

  • Promote communication options and strategies to eliminate or overcome language, social, psychological, socioeconomic, and other communication barriers facing Deaf and Hard of Hearing people
  • Create and promote opportunities for social interactions between Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing individuals in the community
  • Take new initiatives and pursue technologies to maximize opportunities for more accessibility and innovation

Developing and Maintaining Programs

  • Advocate for and provide effective and efficient services and necessary support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals
  • Build partnerships and infrastructure to provide resources and necessary support for successful programs and services
  • Provide more education opportunities and options for any individuals in the community to become more successful and contributing citizens
  • Initiate organizational development initiatives and promote professional development to create more skilled and competent staff

Strengthening Human Relations

  • Strengthen DSC’s customer service by becoming more responsive and accountable
  • Enhance DSC’s visibility in the community through effective marketing, promotions, and increasing awareness
  • Increase community involvement in DSC through volunteerism and participation in Board of Trustees, advisory boards, and committees
  • Promote leadership development and role models within the community
  • Expanding Options for Fund Development
  • Pursue new opportunities to generate additional funding support and diversify funding sources to minimize risks
  • Create endowment to provide long-term and permanent support

Contact Us

DSC
5830 N High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
614-841-1991 614-515-6065 VP ASL Interpreting Requests: interpreting@dsc.org Spoken Language Requests: spokenlanguages@dsc.org