National Association of the Deaf

Vision 2020 Strategic Plan



The Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, developed by the NAD Board of Directors, was introduced to delegates at the 50th Biennial NAD Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This document serves as a blueprint for action between now and the year 2020.

Guiding Principles

  • Language
    We believe it is the right of every deaf and hard of hearing person to acquire and express themselves in American Sign Language and English.
  • Attitude
    We must change the society’s perception of people who use ASL to one that recognizes us as a unique community with our own language and culture.
  • Self-D