At 38, Chris Soukup is a third-generation member of the deaf community, Forbes Magazine reports.
Before relay services offered by companies like Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the nonprofit that Soukup now runs, members of the deaf community could not communicate by phone.
During his childhood his paternal grandparents visited each week with a list of phone calls to be made by his mother, who could hear.
His grandfather lost his farm because a banker didn’t believe a deaf man could operate a farm.
About 40 years ago, Soukup’s father, Ben Soukup, who was also deaf, founded CSD.
Read the full story: