We’re excited to announce that Tayler Mayer has joined TDI as the new Director of Public Relations!

Mayer received two degrees, one in information technology and one in management, from Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University. Over the last 10 years, he’s worked as a freelance web developer, and created two well known and popular websites, DeafRead.com and DeafVIDEO.TV. DeafRead, started in 2006, pioneered social media in the deaf community by aggregating several deaf-related blogs into a single website. DeafVIDEO.TV is the only interactive website that provides complete access to American Sign Language via video.

Mayer expressed his excitement on joining TDI saying “I am thrilled to bring the importance of accessible technology to the several media platforms TDI delivers to its members.”

Claude Stout, Executive Director of TDI, shared in the sentiment saying “TDI is pleased to have Tayler on its team for communications and public relations. Tayler will bring unique skills and experience in web development, social media, and database management to TDI. He understands the crucial importance of maintaining TDI’s visibility and activities on the Internet, and building on TDI’s most cherished relations with its Board of Directors, constituents, government policy makers, researchers, service providers, advertisers, corporate sponsors, and other interested parties. He will follow in the footsteps of the current Director of Public Relations, Don Cullen in our continuing efforts to reach out to the new generation of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing.”

With Mayer’s guiding hand at the helm of public relations for TDI, we anticipate an exciting adventure in going even further in helping to create an accessible world! Please do join us in welcoming Tayler Mayer aboard!

Note: Don Cullen is no longer with TDI and has joined Convo Relay as Web Developer. Stout bids Cullen farewell saying “TDI thanks Don for his two years’ service in public relations and technology expertise. Don was instrumental in the transition with web development services for TDI’s website, and we will greatly miss getting his Tech Bytes columns in the quarterly TDI World magazine. We wish Don well at Convo Relay.”