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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.

We Need Your Support to Ratify the CRPD!

Mon, 10 Sep 2012

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[VIDEO] The National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”), calls on all deaf and hard of hearing people to contact and ask their Senators to support ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (“CRPD”). The treaty, while ratified in a number of international countries, has not been ratified in the United States.

NAD Condemns School's Ban of Name Sign for Three Year Old Boy

Tue, 28 Aug 2012

UPDATE: The Grand Island Public School decision to require 3-year old to change his name sign aired on the Today Show (check your local cable listings for NBC) on Thursday, August 30th, at 8:20 am Eastern time. If you live on the West Coast, tune in at 8:20 am for an interview with the Spanjer family! Follow us on Twitter at @NADTweets to get the latest news.

Celebrating George Veditz Day

Mon, 13 Aug 2012

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[VIDEO] The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recognizes August 13th as the birthday of George Veditz and asks everyone to celebrate his birth by remembering his contributions to the world - particularly the preservation and promotion of sign language.

Girl Scouts Deny 12 Year-Old Deaf Girl Access to Interpreter

Fri, 03 Aug 2012

Today, Megan Runnion, a 12 year-old girl who is deaf, filed a federal lawsuit against the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana seeking to secure an American Sign Language interpreter for meetings of her Girl Scout troop. The lawsuit, brought under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was filed in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois.

NAD Advocates for Our Rights On the Anniversary of the ADA

Mon, 30 Jul 2012

Poston, Draganac-Hawk, Patkin

During the week of July 23 – 27, 2012, several representatives from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) attended different events on and around Capitol Hill. 

CRPD Passes Committee Vote, Next Stop is the Senate Floor

Fri, 27 Jul 2012

July 27, 2012



Celebrating 22 Years of the ADA

Wed, 25 Jul 2012

On July 26, 2012, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) becomes 22 years old.  The passage of the ADA 22 years ago was a watershed moment in civil rights history, as it was the first time that the law contained protections for the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing people and other people with disabilities.

ACTION ALERT: Support Deaf and Hard of Hearing Truck Drivers

Fri, 20 Jul 2012

TrucksDeaf and hard of hearing truck drivers need your support! We need your help to tell the U.S. Department of Transportation that deaf and hard of hearing people should be permitted to drive trucks!

URGENT: Support the Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities TODAY!

Wed, 18 Jul 2012

UPDATE from our friends at USICD: The CRPD markup and vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been rescheduled for the ADA Anniversary date: Thursday, July 26th at 9:30 AM at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, G-50 on Capitol Hill. We need the room filled with advocates on Thursday, July 26th!

ACTION ALERT: Ask your Senator to Ratify CRPD NOW!

Mon, 09 Jul 2012

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be holding a hearing on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Thursday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. This is an important treaty for our community and we need members of our community to write to their Senators urging them to ratify the CRPD.