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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.

2015 Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship

Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Are you interested in first-hand experience with government advocacy and legal activism at one of the most innovative law and advocacy centers in the country? Apply now to intern at the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center this summer! You can get an NAD internship, thanks to the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards. The application deadline is February 20, 2015.

NAD Board Reports & 2017/2018 Announcement!

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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Board members share their reports during the Board Meeting in Oregon. In this video, President Wagner announces the location for the upcoming NLTC Conference in 2017 and NAD Biennial Conference in 2018!  Video description and transcript can be found here.
 
Photos from the weekend can be found at our Facebook page or on Flickr.

Lawsuit Filed About VRS Calls

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

January 15, 2015, New York, New York –Mr. Larry Whitt of New York, New York filed a federal court complaint last Thursday against Prosper Funding, LLC, and Prosper Marketplace, Inc. (collectively “Prosper”), for refusing to accept calls placed through a Video Relay Service (VRS). Mr. Whitt called Prosper to clarify instructions about opening an account. When Prosper learned that Mr.

Our Work Is Not Done

Mon, 29 Dec 2014

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For this last #givingtuesday post, this video shows different community members sharing what’s left to do.  As you can see, our work is not done. Take two minutes to donate today (or anytime before Dec. 31, 2014) and your donation can be tax deductible!  Every $1 counts.
 
Transcript can be found here.

 

View Our Annual Report!

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

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We know you can't remember every single thing we've done in 2013-2014 but now, you can read our summary in the Annual Report! Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum as he explains the Annual Report and how your donations can help 2015 be an even better year for us all!  Look at the NAD's report

2015 Youth Leadership Camp Applications Online!

Mon, 08 Dec 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will be from June 23 through July 20, 2015 at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. This is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed, with all fun activities in the midst of trees and in sight of the mountains. Don't wait! Camper and staff applications are now online.

NAD Comments on Movie Theater Captioning

Mon, 01 Dec 2014

On December 1, 2014, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed, on behalf of several deaf and hard of hearing consumer groups, a Comment responding to the Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on movie theater captioning. This Comment seeks that movie theaters provide both closed captioning which the DOJ proposes as well as open captioning.

NAD Files Suit Against MD Venues

Mon, 01 Dec 2014

December 1, 2014; Baltimore, MD – Today, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP filed a lawsuit in a Baltimore federal court against Key Brand Theatrical Group, Inc., The Hippodrome Foundation, and the Maryland Stadium Authority. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Baltimore resident Jessica Gill, alleges that the defendants are refusing to provide captioning for theatrical performances at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, in violation of federal disability law.

NAD Supports AADB and HKNC on IP Relay Access

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) fully supports the recent press release from the American Association of the Deaf-Blind and Helen Keller National Center asking for immediate action to make sure that no deaf, hard of hearing, or Deaf-Blind person loses access to IP Relay as a result of Purple Communications' plan to stop providing IP Relay.