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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.

#NAD2014 Candidates Announced

Thu, 12 Jun 2014

The NAD Elections Committee is thrilled to announce the candidates for the upcoming election that will take place during #NAD2014.  Available positions are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Region I Representative, Region II Representative, Region III Representative, and Region IV Representative. 

Learn who the candidates are:

Bylaws Amendments and Priority Proposals Ready!

Sat, 31 May 2014

Bylaws amendment proposals and priority motions ready for your viewing!  We asked for bylaws amendment proposals and proposed priority motions for #NAD2014 by May 1, 2014 and May 15, 2014, respectively and now, they're ready for your viewing!  Read the bylaws amendment proposals at and the priority motions at

Maryland Deaf Related Bills Passed

Thu, 29 May 2014

Earlier this month, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed two historical bills into law.  One is the Deaf Cultural Digital Library (DCDL) bill in which the Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) of the Maryland State Department of Education is required to establish as the primary information center on deaf resources for library customers and staff in the state.

NAD Looks for Communications Specialist, Part-Time

Mon, 12 May 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Communications Specialist to work at its Silver Spring office to provide a variety of communications and outreach support for the NAD.

Our Silver Spring, MD headquarters is seeking a part time Communications Specialist to join our team!  The Specialist will be responsible for maintaining and updating various social media platforms, gathering/maintaining web content, answering inquiries at the Front Desk, and supporting the Director of Communications as needed. 

NAD Responds to Livelens' Commercial

Wed, 07 May 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) expresses outrage and disappointment that any company would think it appropriate to hire and portray any individual who has become synonymous with mockery of sign language interpreting based on his extremely offensive actions at the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Livelens has obviously chosen to use Thamsanqa Jantjie, a proven imposter, in an effort to draw attention to its product. If there ever was an occasion to shun and boycott a company and its products on the basis of its offensive conduct, this is it.

Call for Interpreters for #NAD2014!

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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Note: video description and transcript is available below.

Video description and Transcript

The Process for Submitting a Priority Proposal

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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Margie English, NAD Board Member for Region 1, explains what the process looks like when making a priority proposal for the NAD.

NAD's Current (2012-2014) Priorities and Mandates Updates

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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Chris Wagner, NAD President, and Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the NAD, explains the NAD's current priorities and mandates.  After watching the video, you will gain a better idea of what possible priorities and mandates you can propose online by May 1, 2014. 
Note: video description and transcript can be found here.


#NAD2014 Conference Theme in ASL!

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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[Note: video description and transcript can be found below].
Why is the NAD's Conference theme in ASL?  What do the three signs mean?

Seeking Baltimore County Residents

Mon, 14 Apr 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is concerned about information not being readily accessible for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in case of an emergency; the NAD is interested in learning about Baltimore County residents who have experience with emergencies. 

Examples of good emergency planning include qualified interpreters during appropriate times, effective methods of communicating with residents who need shelter, and captioning on emergency announcements and warnings.  

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