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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.

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!

Looking for Committee Members!

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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The NAD wants you to join one of the NAD's committees!  

Deaf History That -- "Laura Bridgman"

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

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Learn about the beginning of the DeafBlind education in America, thanks to Laura Bridgman. #IWD2016 #deafhistoryTHAT #ASLstories  If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.

Summer 2016 Interns

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

Lily Esquer-Horta

The NAD and Hulu Reach Agreement

Tue, 06 Sep 2016

Hulu will provide the captioning option to all subscribers, improving the entertainment experience for deaf and hard of hearing people.

How Accessible Are Those State & Local Websites?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

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NAD Staff Attorney Debra Patkin explains about the Department of Justice seeking input regarding state and local websites, are they accessible? If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

NAD Responds to Police Shooting in NC

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

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NAD President responds to the police shooting in North Carolina. If you're reading this from your mobile, view her response here.
UPDATE: We were just informed about another tragic incident in Louisville, Kentucky involving the death of another deaf man, Darnell Wicker. We are including his incident in our investigations regarding police shootings that involve deaf people.

Emergency Assistance Resources for Survivors of Disaster Flooded Areas

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is concerned with ensuring that deaf and hard of hearing individuals living in areas that have been tremendously impacted by recent natural disasters receive information, resources, and access to services to help them recover from the disaster. In late June 2016, West Virginia was hit by storms that created unprecedented flooding throughout two thirds of the state. More than 8,000 survivors of the West Virginia flooding have registered for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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