The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new rules and asked for suggestions on how to improve Video Relay Services (VRS). The NAD first found out that the FCC was considering making reforms to VRS last summer. We have been working diligently along with other Consumer Groups representatives, to let the FCC know our concerns about possible changes to VRS and also improvements we would like to see. (Instructions on how to file at the bottom of the page).
The rulemaking has four key areas for reforms:
Happy holidays from all of us at the National Association of the Deaf!
Through our hard work in 2011, we accomplished a great deal! As we approach 2012, we count on your donations to continue working to fulfill our mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people.
Your donations help the NAD:
We give thanks to all of our supporters for helping us take giant steps toward a future of true equality for deaf and hard of hearing Americans in 2011.
Going to the hospital can be a frightening experience – especially if there is a communication breakdown.
When you are at a doctor’s office, a hospital, clinic, etc, it is very important that communication be effective so you can receive full information to help you make appropriate health care decisions for yourself or your loved ones/family. Doctors, nurses, dentists, specialists, therapists, and other health care providers also need to communicate effectively with you to provide effective and qualified health care services.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has been very busy, and has attended many state conferences and rallies. We are also busy attending meetings with various government entities including the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission. As we have been busy with these conferences, rallies, and meetings, there have been lively discussions about what the NAD has been doing via social media.
Hello, I am Howard Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). This is my first vlog, and it is about a crisis currently facing our deaf children, schools for the deaf, and our language, American Sign Language.
2011 has been a year of state budget cuts, and schools for the deaf in many states have faced severe cuts or the risk of closure. New York, with the largest number of state supported schools for the deaf, a total of 8, was one of those states at risk. New York’s Governor proposed that the state stop funding the state supported schools for the deaf through a line-item appropriation in the state budget. The New York deaf community came together at a rally in the state’s Capitol in Albany to protest the Governor’s proposal.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that its second annual Spring Fundraising Gala in Berkeley, California set to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011 was met with an overwhelming amount of support from the deaf and hard of hearing community, especially in the Bay Area and corporations that support our organization's mission. The event sold out in advance of its deadline.
Experience an action-packed journey of nonstop learning and personal enrichment. Empower yourself and others. Explore South Africa. Represent the United States of America! The National Association of the Deaf and Deaf Youth USA are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the fifth World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (WFDYS) Youth Camp in Durban, South Africa, from July 6-14, 2011.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) will welcome new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Howard Rosenblum the second annual NAD Spring Benefit Gala set to take place on Saturday, May 14 at the beautiful Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, California from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.