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:
WE ARE COMMITTED TO...
Inclusion - advocating for deaf and hard of hearing student success through justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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.