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NAD News

This lists all Latest News items from the NAD and its affiliates. It also includes news items from outside groups on topics that are in line with the mission of the NAD. Media queries: please use our Contact form.

9-1-1 Providers Sued For Denying Access To Deaf Citizens

Thu, 11 Feb 2016

Text-to-9-1-1 capability required by law and readily available to rectify the life-threatening barrier.

NAD, NFL, PepsiCo and CBS Announce Marlee Matlin to Perform ASL at Super Bowl 50

Tue, 02 Feb 2016

Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin to perform National Anthem during pregame festivities at Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, February 2, 2016 – The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the National Football League, PepsiCo, and CBS are honored to announce that Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will convey the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.

YLC Seeks New Administrative Team

Tue, 02 Feb 2016

Are you fun, creative, and interested in working with the Youth of tomorrow? The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is seeking a Camp Director, Assistant Director, Special Projects Coordinator, and Business Manager for the 2016 Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) session.

That’s right, we’re looking for four people to lead the administration team for our YLC session this summer! We encourage all interested persons to apply as soon as possible as we will accept submissions until the positions are filled.

Your application must include:

NAD and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems

Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Deaf and hard of hearing airline passengers will soon have closed captioned, on-demand in-flight entertainment videos.  The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and Gogo LLC, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, have reached a historic agreement for Gogo to make closed captioning available for 100 percent of programming content sourced by Gogo and streamed through its on-demand in-flight entertainment service, Go

President Report About NAD-RID Partnership

Thu, 21 Jan 2016

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Chris Wagner, NAD President, gives a report regarding the NAD-RID Partnership. Transcript available here. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.

#NAD2016 Call for Workshops

Mon, 16 Nov 2015


Got an idea to share with the community?  Any ground breaking research? What tools do you have that others should learn about? Submit your workshop proposal by January 10, 2016!

What is Your VRI Story?

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

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Have you used Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in a medical setting?  A VRI Taskforce has been established to collect your stories in order to help develop guidelines.  So, what's your story? If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

NAD Is Committed to Schools and Programs for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Thu, 29 Oct 2015

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NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum emphasizes the NAD's commitment to the future of schools and programs for deaf and hard of hearing youth. If you are reading this from your mobile, view the video here., Inc. Agree to Expand Closed Captions on Amazon Video

Wed, 14 Oct 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and, a leading online streaming entertainment provider, have reached an agreement that will extend Amazon’s ongoing captioning even deeper into its back catalog of TV shows and movies streamed through its on-demand entertainment service, Amazon Video.

TIP: Communication Access in Legal Settings

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 


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