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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.

2015 Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Are you interested in first-hand experience with government advocacy and legal activism at one of the most innovative law and advocacy centers in the country? Apply now to intern at the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center this summer! You can get an NAD internship, thanks to the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards. The application deadline is February 20, 2015.

NAD Board Reports & 2017/2018 Announcement!

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Board members share their reports during the Board Meeting in Oregon. In this video, President Wagner announces the location for the upcoming NLTC Conference in 2017 and NAD Biennial Conference in 2018!  Video description and transcript can be found here.
Photos from the weekend can be found at our Facebook page or on Flickr.

Lawsuit Filed About VRS Calls

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

January 15, 2015, New York, New York –Mr. Larry Whitt of New York, New York filed a federal court complaint last Thursday against Prosper Funding, LLC, and Prosper Marketplace, Inc. (collectively “Prosper”), for refusing to accept calls placed through a Video Relay Service (VRS). Mr. Whitt called Prosper to clarify instructions about opening an account. When Prosper learned that Mr.

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Submitted by admin—Thu, 29 Jan 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) introduces Ashley Clark Fry as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient! Ashley is a deaf woman from Wyoming who promotes American Sign Language (ASL) in just 15 seconds using social media. 

Submitted by admin—Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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Mark Ramirez, NAD YLC Camp Director, makes an announcement about National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) staff application and its requirements. The staff application deadline is Sunday, February 8, 2015. The Camp takes place in Stayton, Oregon.  

Submitted by admin—Fri, 16 Jan 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and PepsiCo announced today that actress Treshelle Edmond has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year – Super Bowl Sunday.

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