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 Board of Directors of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) released a statement on marriage equality for all. In this statement, the NAD expresses strong support for the rights of GLBT deaf and hard of hearing individuals to marry, with all the legal protections that are afforded by marriage.
NAD Statement on Marriage Equality
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that Lisa Bothwell, a fourth-year law student at Loyola University in New Orleans, is the first recipient of the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has planned a wonderful conference schedule for the 51st Biennial NAD Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on July 3-7, 2012 with special emphasis on protecting education for deaf and hard of hearing children and enhancing our political skills.
On April 18, 2012 from noon to 1 pm, renowned author Jack R. Gannon will be the featured presenter as part of the Deaf History Lecture Series at Gallaudet University in the SLCC Atrium.
The NAD Board will meet on April 20-21, 2012 in Maryland. The public is welcome to attend the Board meetings which will take place at:
Great Wolf Lodge has entered into an historic agreement to make all of its eleven resorts fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Over the next year, Great Wolf Lodge, the nation’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, will develop and roll-out a new interactive system that uses new technology to provide deaf and hard of hearing people full, equal and contemporaneous access to its MagiQuest game, and all of its other entertainments.
The Settlement Agreement announced provides:
After many years of hard work by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and other organizations and advocates, the IP closed captioning rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012 and establishes April 30, 2012 as the effective date for the rules. According to the rules, video programming shown on the Internet after being shown on television must have captions based on the following schedule established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
ADAPT has honored Howard A. Rosenblum the CEO of the National Association of the Deaf by asking him to be their National “Fun Runner” along with their Celebrity Fun Runner, Noah Wyle, the actor renowned for his role on the television show, “ER” and starring in a new show “Falling Skies.”
On March 20, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) took the lead, and was joined by other consumer groups, in submitting a comment in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Public Notice asking about the importance of IP Relay and possible measures to reduce fraud.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) appreciates all of the comments submitted by the community. By our count, over 50 independent members of the community submitted comments to the FCC on VRS Reform for the initial comment period. The NAD worked closely with TDI and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN) to file comments through the Consumer Groups. To see a copy of our comments, visit: