The NAD, working with TDI and other consumer groups, advocated strongly for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow people to use VRS and IP Relay toll free numbers (800 or 866 numbers) the same way hearing people use toll free numbers. See the NAD Consumer Alert for more information. Today, as a result of these efforts, all calls to VRS and IP Relay toll free numbers are connected. The FCC will review and may develop new policies for toll free numbers. Here are some things the FCC may consider.
(This vlog is shown in captioned format; below is the official search committee announcement)
The NAD CEO Search Committee (CSC) would like to announce the close of the CEO application period, which began in early January 2010.
In 1969, the British rock group “The Who” recorded a two-record album titled “Tommy.” This album has a song entitled “Pinball Wizard.” The refrain to this song is:
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball!
I want to take this opportunity to extend warm wishes to you and your loved ones for this year’s holiday season and New Year, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Board of Directors and staff.
As many members of the Deaf Community, and especially those in the Deaf Education field know, there is a severe nation-wide shortage of Deaf Education teachers who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). According to DeafED.net, there are currently seventy D/HH teacher training programs in the United States, but it is not known exactly how many programs train the future teachers to use ASL.
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
If you are a professional in an early intervention program, a teacher of deaf students, a deaf mentor, or if you interact with families with deaf and hard of hearing children in some way, you belong at the National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Conference.
Weiner. Rosen. Stern. Hurwitz.
Wow!!!! What a magnificent group of finalists for the search of Gallaudet University’s 10th President! All of the finalists are well suited and qualified to take on the role of the Presidency of an important cultural cornerstone of our Deaf Community.
On July 30th, the United States signed the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) which will help to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities throughout the world. A “convention” is an international treaty or an agreement. Countries that are members of the UN can sign the convention. A country that signs the convention agrees to the principles stated in the convention.
The Board of Directors of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announces that it has begun search efforts for a successor to Chief Executive Officer Nancy J. Bloch, in preparation for her departure on March 31, 2011. Appointed in 1992 as the first female director, Bloch also serves as ex officio member of the Board.