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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), by issuing this statement, goes on record to clarify its views on the issues raised by an article that appeared in the Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, March 31, 2002, called "A World of Their Own" by Liza Mundy.
The NAD filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in June, 2001, alleging that the Shop at Home Network was not captioning its programs in accordance with FCC rules. The Network filed a response saying that they were exempt from captioning rules because they were a "new network." The FCC found that they while they officially evolved into a new network in 1996; they were functionally a network by 1995 for the purposes of the FCC rules, and should have been complying with captioning provisions by the first quarter of 2000.
How Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans are Using Instant Messaging and E-mail at Home and at Work
The National Association of the Deaf recently asked people about their use of Instant Messaging (IM), email, TTY, and relay services. We thought you’d like to know what they told us.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf (NFSD) announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in light of the attack on America and other unforeseeable disasters that they have established a "United We Stand Fund" for disaster relief purposes.
The Kimberly-Clark Corporation holds the patent for surgical masks used by medical personnel to be made in a transparent material. Being able to see the entire faces of medical personnel will not only benefit doctors, nurses and other professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing, but will also benefit patients who rely on visual cues for communication or reassurance. The NAD sent the letter below to support the manufacture of this product.
Director of Marketing for Clear Surgical Masks
1400 Holcomb Bridge Road
The NAD sent a memorandum protesting the threatened closure of schools for the deaf in North Carolina to members of the North Carolina State House as well as members of the Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, and the Finance Committee.
The Consumer Information Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received close to 1,000 e-mail notes, letters, and phone calls from people who were worried about the possibility that closed captioning of broadcast and cable-cast television programming might drop in the coming months. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has received many of these same contacts.
Somewhere in America, a television reporter interrupts the regular programming, but the weather is calm; without a snowflake in sight. A graphic crawls across the screen announcing an emergency news bulletin. The closedcaptions explaining the emergency are blocked by the graphic crawl.
Launched on October 25, Sound and Fury Online serves as the companion Web site to the critically acclaimed documentary documentary film about cochlear implants and one family's choice. The film Sound and Fury was released in theaters nationwide beginning October 25, and will be shown on PBS in 2001.
Two leading deaf advocacy organizations, the National Association of the Deaf and TDI, send letter to government in support of open standards and interoperability in instant messaging (IM)