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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.

ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Senator to Ratify the CRPD!

Mon, 04 Nov 2013

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!

NAD Files Complaint against University of Maryland College Park Athletic Programs

Mon, 23 Sep 2013

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.

Sign Your Support for CRPD!

Tue, 17 Sep 2013

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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.

NAD Joins Celebration for International Week of the Deaf

Thu, 12 Sep 2013

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!

Come to NLTC!

Mon, 09 Sep 2013

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:

State of the NAD

Fri, 06 Sep 2013

Watch NAD President Chris Wagner deliver the State of the NAD in five videos:

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Deaf Medical Student Wins ADA Case Against Creighton

Thu, 05 Sep 2013

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.

New Mental Health Position Statement Released

Mon, 19 Aug 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) publishes a new Mental Health Position Statement to address the need for state governments to create state level mental health coordinators to ensure the availability of appropriate mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing people.  The Mental Health Expert Group, chaired by John Gournaris, developed the Statement in response to a 2012 conference priority.

Veditz Day, August 13th, 2013

Mon, 12 Aug 2013

Tomorrow, on August 13th, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the NAD film “The Preservation of the Sign Language,” and also wish George W. Veditz a happy 152nd birthday!  Veditz contributed greatly to the world, particularly the preservation and promotion of sign language.