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.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and especially Chairman Wheeler for moving to upgrade the quality of closed captioning on television. The NAD and other deaf and hard of hearing organizations filed a petition in 2004 asking the FCC to create quality standards for closed captioning. Our community has long been frustrated with poor quality captioning on television. We need accurate, synchronous, complete, and properly placed captions so that we can fully understand programs.
Watch NAD President Wagner talk about #NAD2014's exciting events through out the week!
Note: Video description and transcript can be found on the video's direct YouTube page.
Available for public consumption: summary report, technical report, 2002 Role Delineation Study and the results of the 2011 Pre-JTA Survey
Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will Address Gaps in Special Education
Applications are now being accepted for Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards for the summer of 2014 (Application deadline: March 21, 2014). Qualified applicants will spend the summer at the NAD Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD where they will participate actively in NAD advocacy efforts to protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of the American deaf community. Preference will be given to students pursuing careers in law, public policy, nonprofit management or related fields.
Note: the video above has captions, to learn how to turn them on/off go here.
Actress Amber Zion selected to perform National Anthem
during pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium
For many years, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has worked diligently to ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing people across the country have the same choices in housing as everyone else. Much work remains, but our efforts with the assistance of our allies have brought about some recent progress.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to announce that it will once again host the popular College Bowl competition during the 52nd Biennial NAD Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1-5, 2014. Held at every NAD Conference since 1988, College Bowl is a spirited academic bowl style event that brings together deaf contestants from top colleges and universities serving deaf and hard of hearing students. Teams of four students from each school vie for the coveted trophy and scholarships.