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.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the premier civil rights organization for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States, responds to the urgent concern regarding the interpreter on stage during Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with three points.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to announce that its website has information in Spanish! Go to www.nad.org, and you will see an orange tab “En Español” at the top right. The NAD recognizes the importance of need to provide our information in Spanish to better promote and protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of all deaf people in the U.S.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the loss of a current Board Member and dear friend. A NAD Board Member for Region II, Michael Berger passed away at the age of 49 on November 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, after suffering a severe stroke from which he never recovered.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Menendez has scheduled two hearings to discuss the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (#CRPD) in November!
Senator Menendez and the Committee's Ranking Republican Senator Bob Corker need to hear from everyone; they are logging all call and contacts made state by state. Your help spreading the word will determine if and when we get floor time for passage of this treaty! It is time for action NOW!
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Joseph B. Espo, an attorney with Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland, today filed a lawsuit against the University of Maryland College Park and several of its officials over the university’s long-standing and continuing failure to provide captioning of announcements and commentary made over the public address systems during athletic events at Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
The NAD and the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) will be celebrating the International Week of the Deaf during September 23 to 27 this fall. The WFD has proclaimed this year’s theme as "Equality for Deaf People" - and the NAD will have several initiatives to promote its support for the US Congress to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (#CRPD) during that week.
Did you know…?
· A new international human rights treaty, called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), recognizes the inclusion of sign language and deaf culture in society.
· 134 countries have ratified the CRPD since 2006— but NOT the U.S.! We are behind!
Don’t miss out on the NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) in Omaha this October 3-5! If you are not sure, here’s why you should come!
The NAD has six reasons why you should register today:
On September 4, 2013, Michael Argenyi, a deaf medical student, represented by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the law firm of Stein & Vargas and Disability Rights Nebraska, won a jury trial against Creighton University in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. Mr.