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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.

View Our Annual Report!

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

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We know you can't remember every single thing we've done in 2013-2014 but now, you can read our summary in the Annual Report! Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum as he explains the Annual Report and how your donations can help 2015 be an even better year for us all!  Look at the NAD's report

2015 Youth Leadership Camp Applications Online!

Mon, 08 Dec 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will be from June 23 through July 20, 2015 at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. This is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed, with all fun activities in the midst of trees and in sight of the mountains. Don't wait! Camper and staff applications are now online.

NAD Comments on Movie Theater Captioning

Mon, 01 Dec 2014

On December 1, 2014, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed, on behalf of several deaf and hard of hearing consumer groups, a Comment responding to the Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on movie theater captioning. This Comment seeks that movie theaters provide both closed captioning which the DOJ proposes as well as open captioning.

NAD Files Suit Against MD Venues

Mon, 01 Dec 2014

December 1, 2014; Baltimore, MD – Today, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP filed a lawsuit in a Baltimore federal court against Key Brand Theatrical Group, Inc., The Hippodrome Foundation, and the Maryland Stadium Authority. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Baltimore resident Jessica Gill, alleges that the defendants are refusing to provide captioning for theatrical performances at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, in violation of federal disability law.

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Submitted by admin—Mon, 15 Dec 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) introduces Melissa Yingst-Huber as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient!  You may know her as a school counselor at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD), a news anchor for Deaf and Hearing Network, or even as the Vice-President of the Phoenix Deaf Women Organization.  She embodies the NAD spirit in every ‘hat’ she’s got on. 

Submitted by admin—Tue, 09 Dec 2014

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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) takes a moment to explain the purpose of the Joint Recommendation and the Comment that was filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 1, 2014. Both filings were very important for the deaf and hard of hearing community. With such action, we know that there's work left to be done -- with your support, we can continue the fight for equality for access in Movie Theaters!

Submitted by admin—Tue, 02 Dec 2014

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What do you want to be when you grow up?  As different kids share their career goals, we know our work is not done.  Donate today at

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