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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.

NAD and RID Release the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Credential Validity, Reliability, & Candidate Performance Report

Thu, 20 Feb 2014


Available for public consumption: summary report, technical report, 2002 Role Delineation Study and the results of the 2011 Pre-JTA Survey

Legislation to Reform Education for Students Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, Visually Impaired Introduced in Congress

Thu, 20 Feb 2014

Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will Address Gaps in Special Education

JOIN: Applications Now Online for the 2014 Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship

Wed, 19 Feb 2014

Applications are now being accepted for Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards for the summer of 2014 (Application deadline: March 21, 2014). Qualified applicants will spend the summer at the NAD Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD where they will participate actively in NAD advocacy efforts to protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of the American deaf community. Preference will be given to students pursuing careers in law, public policy, nonprofit management or related fields.

Register for the #NAD2014!

Thu, 13 Feb 2014

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Watch Brian talk about the NAD's exciting Conference to happen this summer!  Learn about early registration deadline, what the combo registration includes, a new mobile app, and an online forum to find ways to carpool or split hotel room costs.  

NAD and PepsiCo Tap Amber Zion to Bring ASL to Super Bowl XLVIII

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

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Note: the video above has captions, to learn how to turn them on/off go here.

Actress Amber Zion selected to perform National Anthem
during pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium

The Battle for Accessible Housing

Thu, 30 Jan 2014

For many years, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has worked diligently to ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing people across the country have the same choices in housing as everyone else. Much work remains, but our efforts with the assistance of our allies have brought about some recent progress.

NAD Announces 2014 College Bowl Competition!

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to announce that it will once again host the popular College Bowl competition during the 52nd Biennial NAD Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1-5, 2014. Held at every NAD Conference since 1988, College Bowl is a spirited academic bowl style event that brings together deaf contestants from top colleges and universities serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Teams of four students from each school vie for the coveted trophy and scholarships.

Honoring Douglas Bahl: Co-Founder of the Miss Deaf America Program

Fri, 24 Jan 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the loss of Douglas Bahl, a extraordinary individual and a long-time supporter of the Miss Deaf America Program (MDAP) -- now revamped as the Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) -- under NAD Youth Programs.

2014 NAD YLC Applications Now Available!

Sat, 18 Jan 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the 2014 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will take place from July 21 through August 17. The Camp will take place at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Embark on this unforgettable journey this summer with NAD YLC. Camper and staff application forms are now online. The camper and staff application deadline is March 7, 2014. Apply today!

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