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The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

NAD Responds to March for Employment

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

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NAD President Chris Wagner shares the NAD's response regarding the Deaf Protest event that will happen September 5-6, 2015 in Washington, DC. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.

NAD Responds to RID Moratorium

Fri, 21 Aug 2015

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NAD President Chris Wagner shares the NAD's response regarding the RID moratorium.  If you are reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.
 
You can also watch an interview between Street Leverage and Chris Wagner here.

Settlement of Discrimination Suit Against Indiana Judges

Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana – The State of Indiana has agreed to a settlement payment of $124,500.00, inclusive of attorneys’ fees and costs, to resolve a lawsuit brought under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in which plaintiffs alleged that defendants did not provide sign language interpreter services to ensure effective communication when a deaf individual was a spectator in criminal court. Steven [Matt] Prakel wanted to attend a criminal court hearing in which his mother was a party.

EEOC v. FedEx

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

The National Association of the Deaf is proud to announce that it has intervened in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against FedEx Ground. The NAD is working with its co-counsel, Matthew Dietz of the Disability Independence Group and Christine Elzer of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, to intervene on behalf of Terry Morhoff and Lourdes Deeb, two deaf women who worked for FedEx Ground without access to qualified sign language interpreters or other reasonable accommodations.

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Submitted by admin—Mon, 31 Aug 2015

Fremont, OH – Licensed Practical Nurse Shirley Parrott-Copus filed a suit in federal court today alleging that Terra State Community College discriminated against her in violation of federal and state law when the College revoked her admission to its Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse (“LPN to RN”) Program on the basis of Parrott-Copus’ disability.

Submitted by admin—Mon, 31 Aug 2015

As our future leaders return to school for the new year, we are excited to recognize Jasi Kennedy, a student at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin, Texas! The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recognizes her budding leadership including for her testimony before the Texas State Legislature regarding the importance of preserving the Texas School for the Deaf. This particular accomplishment came naturally to Jasi after watching her parents’ involvement in the community and legislative activism.  

Submitted by admin—Thu, 13 Aug 2015

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For this month's AHA segment, NAD President joins NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum at the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Congress in Turkey. The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA.  If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

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