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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.

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).

Introducing 2016-2018 NAD Youth Ambassadors

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – On Friday, July 8, 2016 – Tanea Brown and Jeffrey Spinale, Jr. were named as the National Association of the Deaf Youth Ambassadors for 2016-2018!  The Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) Competition took place in Phoenix, Arizona during #NAD2016, July 5-9, 2016 with Sandra Mae Frank and Jeremy Lee Sanchez as the fantastic emcees for the event. 

Deaf Movie Fans Sue Celebration! Cinemas For Discrimination

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Grand Rapids, MI – Graham Forsey, a deaf individual residing in St. Joseph, and the NAD filed suit on August 15, 2016, against Loeks Theater, Inc. for discriminating against deaf movie goers by failing to provide captioning on the movies it shows.

Forsey and the NAD charge that Loeks Theater, Inc., which owns and operates Celebration! Cinemas, refuses to display captions on any of the movies showing at its Benton Harbor location. Without captions, theater patrons who are deaf and hard of hearing cannot understand the movie dialogue or soundtrack.

UMD Agrees to Continue Efforts to Improve Experience for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Fans

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – In partnership with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the University of Maryland and the NAD announce today several measures that are designed to better accommodate Terps fans who are deaf or hard of hearing. The changes are part of a lawsuit settlement and improvements have been rolling out since 2013. They now include an agreement to caption new and archived videos on UMD Athletics websites.

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