Empowering Future Leaders:

TDI’s Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Introducing the NextGen Leadership Program

At TDI, we are constantly evolving to better serve our community and advance our mission of accessibility and inclusion in information and communication technology (ICT). As part of this commitment, we are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our NextGen Leadership Program.

About the Program: The NextGen Leadership Program is designed to empower emerging leaders who share our dedication to elevating accessibility and inclusion for all in the ICT sector. Through this program, we aim to amplify the experiences of next generation (NextGen) leaders and provide them with the tools and support needed to drive meaningful change in the field.

What to Expect: Stay tuned for more details about the NextGen Leadership Program, including eligibility criteria, application process, and program benefits. We are working diligently to create an enriching experience that fosters growth, innovation, and collaboration among future leaders in accessibility and ICT.

Our Commitment Continues: While we prepare to launch the NextGen Leadership Program, our dedication to supporting accessibility remains unwavering. The NextGen Leadership aims to recognize outstanding high school and post-secondary students who are committed to improving access to communication technologies for individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled or hard of hearing.

Get Involved: Are you passionate about accessibility and inclusion in ICT? Stay connected with us for updates on the NextGen Leadership Program and other opportunities to make a difference. Together, we can build a more accessible and inclusive future for all.

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

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Ria Saxena

Connecticut,                        George Washington University

a graduation portrait of a tanned white male in late teens. He has a thick brown curly hair and wore a blue suit under the blue graduation gown with thick light blue collar.

Henry Willie

Missouri University of Science and Technology

a graduation photo. A white female in late teens was smiling at the camera. She has a brown braid to her side. She wore a blue graduation cap and gown along with golden stole. The white dress was shown between the sides of the blue graduation gown. The graduates were in the background along with some greenery.

Nicole Lee

University of California, Berkeley

a senior picture. The white male in late teens was smiling at the camera. He wore a simple blue shirt. He has his hands in the pant pockets. The greenery was shown in the background.

Cameron Richter

Bryn Mawr College

A portrait of a white female in her late teens with black glasses. She wore a velvet green dress and held a large cello with black flats. Her head was turned away from the camera. The greenery was shown in the background.

Luke DeLeon

University of South Alabama

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Annie Rogovin

New York,
Carleton College


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Recognition of Major TDI Scholarship Donors


(Ultratec logo) Design representing 5 blue stacked bars. Followed by company name in black: ULTRATEC
(Sorenson VRS logo) Design showing letter 'S' in yellow, with black background. Followed by company name in black: SVRS
(ZVRS logo) Large orange circle with black text inside: ZVRS. Links to another orange smaller circle on bottom.
(Purple VRS logo) Purple rectangle with slight protruding arc on bottom. Inside rectangle in white text: PURPLE
(Hamilton Relay logo) Design showing speech box, in blue (grey outline), with white text: HAMILTON. (There's 3 stripes (blue) running through Hamilton to become the 'O' looks like a rotary phone dialer. Below the speech box is a small box in pink/purple (grey outline) with word RELAY (in white).