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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).
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.
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.
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.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) salutes the life of Dr. Yerker Andersson, a leader known and beloved throughout the world for his tireless advocacy on behalf of the entire deaf community. The NAD appreciates his dedication and service, including as a member of the NAD Board of Directors (2004-2008) and as long-time Chair of the NAD Committee on International Relations.
Jamestown, North Dakota – Christine Stein was wrongfully arrested and jailed after calling 9-1-1 to seek help from law enforcement, because she is deaf.