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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.

Miss Deaf America's Vlog -- April 2014

Wed, 09 Apr 2014

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Ms. Chanel Gleicher, the National Association of the Deaf's (NAD), very own Miss Deaf America, talks about her activities she's done since the Winter of 2013. If you're interested in having Miss Deaf America visit your event, contact (at) 
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Video fades to soft blue and white background with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered.

Town Hall Meeting in Rochester, NY!

Tue, 01 Apr 2014

If you live in Rochester, New York, please join us at the NAD Town Hall Meeting this Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7pm at the Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD), 1545 St. Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621. The Town Hall Meeting will cover captioning rights, technology access, saving Deaf schools, and more! Learn more about what the NAD is doing for YOU! This event is hosted by the Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD) and RSD.

First NAD Breakthrough Awards Gala

Wed, 19 Mar 2014

On March 13, 2014, more than 200 people gathered at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California to celebrate breakthroughs in the media on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing actors and artists and to recognize those who have paved the way for these actors and artists in Hollywood and the media.

SHARE: Atlanta Tidbits during #NAD2014!

Tue, 11 Mar 2014

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Learn about many exciting tidbits to enjoy in Atlanta during the #NAD2014 Conference!  You'll get to meet locals who are excited to share various cool things for you to do in Atlanta.  This video isn't able to cover all of the great things Atlanta has to offer but it gives you a good start!

FCC Issues New Rules to Improve Captioning Quality

Tue, 04 Mar 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and especially Chairman Wheeler for moving to upgrade the quality of closed captioning on television. The NAD and other deaf and hard of hearing organizations filed a petition in 2004 asking the FCC to create quality standards for closed captioning. Our community has long been frustrated with poor quality captioning on television. We need accurate, synchronous, complete, and properly placed captions so that we can fully understand programs.

NAD President Wagner Invites You to #NAD2014!

Tue, 25 Feb 2014

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Watch NAD President Wagner talk about #NAD2014's exciting events through out the week!

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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.

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