IRIS: Deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, & hearing individuals comprise a visual community at NCOD, represented by the iris of the eye. The iris is reflected in NCOD's values:
|VALUE||WE ARE COMMITTED TO...|
|Inclusion||instilling pride through inclusion, advocacy, equity and diversity|
|Respect||respecting & recognizing the uniqueness, dignity & communication preferences of each individual|
|Innovation||generating innovative approaches to optimize communication & learning|
|Self-Reliance||promoting development of skills to increase self-reliance, autonomy & confidence|
NCOD’s advocacy, programs and services will support acquisition of marketable skills and lifetime opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind students.
NCOD envisions a world where deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind individuals are truly equal members of society.