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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 Supports AADB and HKNC on IP Relay Access

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) fully supports the recent press release from the American Association of the Deaf-Blind and Helen Keller National Center asking for immediate action to make sure that no deaf, hard of hearing, or Deaf-Blind person loses access to IP Relay as a result of Purple Communications' plan to stop providing IP Relay.

NAD President Vlog Series -- November 2014

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

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The NAD President Chris Wagner shares an update regarding the five NAD priorities.

NAD & RID: Statement on Interpreting Services and the Media

Tue, 28 Oct 2014

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The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) come together in collaboration and in support to commend the New York City mayor’s office in the hiring of a Certified Deaf Interpreter working with a second interpreter, known to be seated in one of the front rows, to assure communication access for all viewers at the press conference on Friday, October 24, 2014, regarding the Ebola virus.

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Submitted by admin—Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Congratulations Alvaro “Al” Jimenez for receiving November 2014’s #NADHandwave!  He was nominated because he's the first official Spanish teacher at a school for the deaf who both uses Lengua Senas de Mexicana (LSM) as a bridge for the Latin@ students and teaches it alongside Spanish to the remaining students. This is a rare occurrence for a school to have a trilingual and a native LSM user as a teacher, and we applaud Texas School for the Deaf in welcoming multilingualism into their school. 

Submitted by admin—Fri, 21 Nov 2014

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As we approach the end of the year, this is also the best time to donate!  The NAD President encourages you to consider the NAD as an organization to support!  Donate now.

Submitted by admin—Thu, 13 Nov 2014

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The NAD noticed videos supporting marriage equality popping up online and decided to join the campaign as well! This effort is being spearheaded by the #signtosign campaign. The NAD released a statement in 2012 supporting this important cause. NAD President Chris Wagner asserts, "Marriage is a fundamental right for all. No one should be denied such an essential part of life and such oppression is not tolerable.

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