National Association of the Deaf

Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation

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Since its inception in 1880 and early achievement securing the right to federal civil service employment, the NAD has continuously sought to increase employment opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Other NAD efforts contribute to increasing opportunities for employment.  These include improving access to early education and higher education; ensuring the availability and provision of vocational rehabilitation services; securing reasonable accommodations; fostering innovation and use of technology; and encouraging entrepreneurship.

The NAD also works in coal