NCOD

Values & Mission

IRIS: Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf, blind, & hearing individuals comprise a visual community at NCOD, represented by the iris of the eye. The iris is reflected in NCOD's values:

Inclusion
Respect
Innovation
Self-Reliance

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.

Mission Statement

NCOD’s advocacy, programs and services will support acquisition of marketable skills and lifetime opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind students. 

Vision Statement

NCOD envisions a world where deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind individuals are truly equal members of society.