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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 Medical Student Sues American Heart Association

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Rochester, New York -- In a lawsuit filed today in federal district court in New York, a medical student who is deaf alleges that the American Heart Association violated federal and state disability law by refusing to caption its online educational and training materials for health care providers who wish to obtain certification in basic life support and first aid. 

NAD on local ABC News

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

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Local NBC News covered a story about Abreham Zemedagegehu and his experience in jail without an interpreter.

NAD Sues Harvard and MIT for Discrimination in Public Online Content

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

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Watch NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum share an update about public online videos with no captions. If you have any complaints regarding MIT or Harvard online videos with no captions, please contact the NAD – nad.info@nad.org / 301-587-1788 or 301-328-1443.  

[Video description can be found on YouTube. If you use a screen reader and need to access the caption file transcript, go to "More..." and click on "Transcript"]

 

For Immediate Release – February 12, 2015

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NAD and VUDU Reach Agreement to Caption 100%

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and VUDU, Inc., a wholly owned streaming entertainment subsidiary of Walmart, have reached an agreement for VUDU to caption 100% of programming content streamed through VUDU’s Video on Demand Service.

PARS Position Statement Available Online

Fri, 06 Feb 2015

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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.

 

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