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People at TDI

The TDI staff is small but extremely committed to providing excellent services while pursuing the TDI mission of providing leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people. You are encouraged to contact any member of the TDI staff at anytime with questions or suggestions concerning how TDI can better serve people with hearing loss.


Claude Stout
Executive Director

Claude L. Stout has served as Executive Director of TDI since January 13, 1997. He also served as Chairperson of DHHCAN, a national coalition of twenty organizations representing deaf and hard of hearing citizens. He is currently a member of the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee.

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Eric Kaika
Director of Public Relations & uCaption Product Manager

Kaika is an accomplished manager with 10+ years of experience in the nonprofit industry. His diverse background ranges from operational efficiency, marketing & branding, to stormwater management- providing a varying perspective for increased innovation and solutions. 

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John Skjeveland
Business Manager

John Skjeveland brings more than 23 years of accounting, auditing, and other financial experience to TDI. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 1993 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

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Board of Directors

Current Regions, Members and Officers

Past Members, Presidents And Executive Directors