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October 2014 was a great month for deaf and hard of hearing truckers in the United States, with a long-awaited rule clarification and a historic meeting! The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) appreciates the efforts of leaders within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in working with us to change the system.
Several NAD representatives attended the march and rally to show support for the Austine School for the Deaf in Vermont on Saturday, September 27, 2014. View photos here.
Watch President Wagner's short Board Report taken at Camp Isola Bella above. [Video description and transcript available below]
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) today announces that its Board of Directors for 2014-2016 is now fully complete with the appointment of three new members. Joining existing and recently elected Board Members, we are delighted to welcome Sherri Collins as the new Region IV Board Member, and Alicia Lane-Outlaw and Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke as Appointed Board Members.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) each year celebrates August 13th as George Veditz’ birthday. He is well known for his preservation and promotion of sign language. One of his famous quotes reminds us of our mission, “As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs.”
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to bring in two extraordinary people to the NAD, Kim Bianco Majeri and Jazzy Jones. The two fill positions that address specific areas of need for the NAD Headquarters and both have already hit the ground running at full speed!
The NAD is pleased to share that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expects to consider new rules for text-to-911 at its August 2014 Open Meeting. In January, the FCC adopted a policy statement that outlined goals for text-to-911. The FCC also worked with the four largest wireless carriers to voluntarily commit to supporting text-to-911 on their networks by May 15, 2014.