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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.

Emergency Management Creates New Position Statement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016

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The NAD Emergency Management expert group developed a position statement on emergency management. The goal of the statement was to give our state chapters and associations as well as other member organizations key information they can use in advocating for greater access for the challenges noted. Emergency Management Expert Group Chair Neil McDevitt explains their position statement available online.

Deaf Movie Fan Sues Pittsburgh Movie Theater

Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Pittsburgh, PA – Kenneth DeHaan, a deaf movie fan from Pittsburgh, filed suit today against Cleveland Cinemas, LLC and Soffer Organization for refusing to provide captioning for deaf individuals at the SouthSide Works cinema in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeHaan made multiple requests that the Southside Works theater, the theater closest to his home, come into compliance with federal law and provide full and equal access for movie buffs who are deaf.

Three New Board Members

Thu, 20 Oct 2016

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is excited to announce the completion of its Board of Directors for 2016-2018 with the appointment of three new members. Joining the Board Members from #NAD2016, we are delighted to welcome Lisa Furr as the new Region IV Board Member, and Alicia Lane-Outlaw and Meena Mann as Appointed Board Members.

Ask Howard Anything / October 2016

Wed, 05 Oct 2016

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NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum wants you to vote for a specific question for the upcoming Presidential Debate happening on Sunday, October 9th. This debate will be a town hall format. The Commission on Presidential Debates has mandated that moderators ask questions with input from the Internet -- not just questions from voters in the physical room. This is our biggest opportunity to make a difference!

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Submitted by admin—Mon, 24 Oct 2016

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Who was one of the pioneers of Deaf people? Learn about Edmund Booth! If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Submitted by admin—Wed, 19 Oct 2016

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Media Expert Group Chair Linda Bove explains their position statement available online. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Submitted by admin—Mon, 17 Oct 2016

Daisy Cartwright has a lifelong passion for the welfare of deaf and hard of hearing children and community, and advocates for their rights. Ever since she completed college 40 years ago, she has devoted herself to volunteer service. She was among the first group of Peace Corps volunteers and was stationed in the Philippines. Since then, Daisy has traveled abroad and worked at different schools for the deaf with her husband.

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