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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.

Thank You Larry!

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) depends on the work of the Board Members who volunteer their time for the deaf and hard of hearing community.  The Board plays an integral role in reaching out to the four corners of America and serve as important advocates as the NAD fights for equality.  Their responsibilities include ensuring that every decision of the NAD is aligned with the mission and vision of the NAD. However, it is with sadness that the NAD announces Larry Evans’ resignation as the Region III Board member for personal reasons.

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.

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Submitted by admin—Thu, 16 Apr 2015


To nominate someone who deserves a #NADHandwave, one must submit a brief explanation of how a certain person embodies the NAD’s spirit. For some people who are deserving of this recognition, a simple 200-word explanation is not enough to capture everything that the person has done for our community! Lori Wakat is one of those people who have given so much and deserves a #NADHandwave from our community.

Submitted by admin—Mon, 06 Apr 2015

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Are you ready for the Junior NAD Conference in Florida this November?! Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Jr. NAD members announce the conference theme. 

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.

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