by TDI | May 11, 2023 | TDI Board

TDI is seeking nominees for its board of directors to serve a four-year term (2023 – 2027) from the following regions:

Northeast Region:

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Southeast Region:

Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

West Region

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

A map of the United States split into regions representing Board Directors' different regions.


The nomination deadline is June 12, 2023. Anyone can submit a nomination — both self-nomination and nomination of your colleagues are welcome.

To submit a nomination, please fill out the TDI Board 2023 Nomination Form.

TDI prides itself on being an organization representing all people who are Deaf/Hard of hearing/DeafBlind/DeafDisabled in our public policy work within the information and technology communications arena. TDI is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors defines the mission and develops the course of action for the organization to accomplish the mission.

Serving on the board gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network and be an accessibility advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing. The board meets two to three times a year in person and virtually. The board consists of 9 members who share the responsibilities to:

  • Perform executive leadership and governance duties
  • Organize fundraising programs, scholarship opportunities, and the annual conference
  • Support the growth and diversification of membership
  • Collaborate with the organization’s management staff
  • Be passionate advocates for the profession


To be eligible, you must live within the region you represent and be an active TDI member.  Upon receipt of a nomination, a member of the Elections Committee will contact the nominee to verify their interest in serving on the board and to answer any questions. If the nominee agrees to become a candidate, the Elections Committee will review eligibility and ask for a headshot photo, resume, and a brief statement of their experience and goals by June 20, 2023. 

Official TDI election ballots will be distributed to all TDI members within the candidates’ respective regions by June 20, 2023. All ballots returned by the deadline will be tabulated by the Elections Committee. The elected candidates will be announced at the 25th TDI Biennial Conference during the President’s reception in College Park, MD from July 26-29, 2023. It is traditional and extremely beneficial for newly elected Board members to attend the conference.

Board members serve a four-year term beginning when appointed at the TDI Biennial Conference. For these newly elected board members, their term will be from 2023 – 2027.

TDI is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that shapes the nation’s public policies in information and communication services advancing the interests of the 48 million people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deaf+. Established in 1968, TDI initially distributed Teletype writers (TTYs) to the deaf and hard of hearing community and published an annual directory of TTY numbers. Once TTYs became mainstream, TDI shifted its focus to ensuring telecommunication, cable, and information lines remain accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Become a member today and support telecommunications for the deaf and hard of hearing at

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