Dr. Benjamin J. Soukup Jr.
  • Honorary Ph.D., Gallaudet University, 2000
Short Biography

Dr. Benjamin J. Soukup is the Chief Executive Officer of Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.

Dr. Soukup has spent more than thirty years as a human rights advocate for deaf and hard of hearing people all across the country. As founder and CEO of CSD, he has built a sterling reputation as an entrepreneur, humanitarian, lobbyist and political activist, educator, inspirational role model, and leader in the area of disabilities. His direct influence on human services, telecommunications and educational programs can be evidenced in numerous states affecting millions Americans with hearing loss.

As former President of the National Association of the Deaf and as a former delegate to the World Federation of the Deaf, Ben has met with world leaders, presidents and members of Congress in an effort to improve public accessibility and increase public awareness of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals worldwide.

In recognition of his lifetime achievements, Ben received an honorary doctorate degree from Gallaudet University in 2000.


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