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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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SENDS THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO A FLOOR VOTE AT THE UNITED STATES SENATE
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.
Deaf 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!
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!
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.