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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.

White House Recognizes NAD Policy Counsel Andrew Phillips As Champion of Change

Mon, 29 Jul 2013

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the White House celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by honoring eight young disability leaders, including NAD Policy Counsel Andrew Phillips, as Champions of Change.

NAD Applauds Appointment of Claudia Gordon as Public Engagement Advisor at the White House

Wed, 17 Jul 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to learn of Claudia Gordon’s recent appointment as the Public Engagement Advisor for the Disability Community in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. 

The NAD President, Chris Wagner shares his excitement, “The NAD sees this as a great window of opportunity to have one of our own in the White House. With her amazing background and steadfast dedication to changing policies for the better, we will definitely achieve significant progress.”

Contact Congress on June 27, 2013!

Wed, 19 Jun 2013

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[Note: Video description and transcript can be found below]
As part of the Child First campaign, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is asking Congress to pass the Alice Cogswell Act. This bill will amend federal special education law (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA) to improve services for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Youth Ambassador Program: Preliminary Round Begins this Summer!

Thu, 30 May 2013

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Are you a young adult who is passionate about a social issue? Got innovative solutions? Then an exciting opportunity awaits you!  The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the preliminary round of the Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) competition will begin this summer!  

NAD Writes Letter to Housing and Urban Development

Thu, 25 Apr 2013


Secretary Shaun Donovan
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410

Dear Secretary Donovan:

In Memoriam: Dr. Nathie Marbury

Thu, 18 Apr 2013

 The Board of Directors and staff of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) express our deep sadness with the passing of Dr. Nathie Marbury on April 15, 2013. Dr. Marbury, or “Nathie” as she was affectionately known was a long time supporter of the NAD and served as an appointed board member under two presidents, Dr. Roz Rosen (1990-1992) and Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins (2006-2008).

Second CVAA Captioning Deadline Is Here!

Fri, 29 Mar 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to share that a new online closed captioning deadline is upon us -- March 30, 2013.  The NAD was a key leader along with other consumer organizations in the push to pass the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) which requires access to online programming that has previously been shown on television with captions.  Following the passage of the CVAA, the NAD participated heavily in the FCC rulemaking process where the FCC established specific rules for the enforcement of the CVAA.

A Celebration of the Garretsons

Wed, 27 Mar 2013

Mervin D. Garretson was one of the most remarkable individuals in the history of deaf people, and was so instrumental to the success of the National Association of the Deaf, (NAD).  When he passed away in early 2013 weeks after his wife, Carol, did in late 2012, the NAD decided to partner with Gallaudet University to host a celebration of Merv and Carol Garretson.  Merv and Carol were very connected to and strong supporters of both the NAD and Gallaudet University.