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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.

Call for Interpreters for #NAD2014!

Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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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. 
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#NAD2014 Conference Theme in ASL!

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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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.  

In Memoriam: Phyllis Frelich

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the April 10, 2014 passing of Phyllis Frelich, a dear friend and supporter who has contributed tremendously to our community on many levels and helped elevate visibility of our culture to unprecedented levels during her life. Ms. Frelich was a phenomenal actress who was the first deaf person to win a Tony Award, and did so as Best Actress in the theater production of Children of a Lesser God.

Submit Your Proposed Bylaws Amendments via ASL or English!

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

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Individuals of the NAD may submit proposed amendments to the NAD Bylaws, using the Proposed NAD Bylaws Amendment Form provided online.  The NAD Board appointed member for Youth, Joshua Beckman, shares how any individual may submit their revisions via American Sign Language (ASL) or English.

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.

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