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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.

Indiana Judges Discriminated Against Deaf Citizen

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana – A federal court has ruled that three Indiana judges discriminated against a deaf citizen, Steve Prakel, who sought to attend court proceedings involving his mother. Prakel wanted to attend his mother’s court hearings.  He requested that the courts provide interpreters.  However, despite his multiple requests, the judges refused to provide interpreters for Prakel. 

Deaf Medical Student Sues American Heart Association

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Rochester, New York -- In a lawsuit filed today in federal district court in New York, a medical student who is deaf alleges that the American Heart Association violated federal and state disability law by refusing to caption its online educational and training materials for health care providers who wish to obtain certification in basic life support and first aid. 

NAD on local ABC News

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Local NBC News covered a story about Abreham Zemedagegehu and his experience in jail without an interpreter.

NAD Sues Harvard and MIT for Discrimination in Public Online Content

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

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Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum share an update about public online videos with no captions. If you have any complaints regarding MIT or Harvard online videos with no captions, please contact the NAD – nad.info@nad.org / 301-587-1788 or 301-328-1443.  

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For Immediate Release – February 12, 2015

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Submitted by admin—Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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NAD President Chris Wagner shares an update regarding the five priorities and upcoming events in this month's segment. Transcript and video description can be found here.

Submitted by admin—Thu, 26 Mar 2015

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[Video description can be found here. If you use a screen reader and need to access the caption file transcript, go to "More..." and click on "Transcript"]
 
In this second installment of Ask Howard Anything, NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum encourages the community to email letters of support for William Hoy to be inducted into the National Baseball's Hall of Fame.
 
For more information: www.nad.org/support-hoy.

Submitted by admin—Tue, 24 Mar 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month, the NAD is excited to recognize Janice Rosen as a recipient for this month’s #NADhandwave!  Janice Rosen is the Deaf Services Librarian in the Center for Accessibility at the DC Public Library, and has been since 1993.  Not only has she ensured access at the library for nearly the entire effective period of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but she has also been a wealth of information for the deaf and hard of hearing community by sharing postings about community and library events.

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