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) urges everyone to recognize and celebrate March 13 - April 15 as National Deaf History Month. This month includes three key moments in American History for the Deaf community: the March 13, 1988 Deaf President Now protest, the April 8, 1864 signing of the Gallaudet University charter by President Abraham Lincoln, and the April 15, 1817 establishment of American School for the Deaf in Hartford, CT as the first permanent public school for the deaf.
Renowned author Jack R. Gannon will give a presentation about his new book, "World Federation of the Deaf: A History," on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Central Library - Wheeler Auditorium in Baltimore, MD. This book is the first ever detailing the first 50 years of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) seeks a creative and dynamic proposal from individuals with savvy public relations, marketing, and social media skills for a contract effective April 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
On March 6, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf took the lead, and was joined by several other consumer groups, in submitting comments on the U.S. Access Board rulemaking on its standards for electronic and information technology as well as its guidelines for telecommunications accessibility.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the passing of NAD President Emeritus Robert G. Sanderson of Roy, Utah who passed away on February 25, 2012, just 5 days after his 92nd birthday. Affectionately known as “Sandie”, he served a total of 14 of years on the NAD Board of Directors (1960-1974) and dedicated his entire life to the advancement of the American deaf community nationally as well as in his home state of Utah.
On March 5-6, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) will attend the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. At the conference, we will continue to advocate for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing children to have full access to an education that ensures optimal acquisition of and fluency in American Sign Language and English.
On February 10, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) took the lead, and was joined by several other consumer groups, in submitting comments in support of a petition filed by Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., Gallaudet University, and Participatory Culture Foundation requesting an exemption for certain classes of work from the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Applications are now being accepted for Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards for the summer of 2012 (Application deadline: March 14, 2012). 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.
On January 9, 2012, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) took the lead, and was joined by other consumer groups, in submitting comments in response to a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on proposed rules concerning accessibility of air travel web sites and kiosks at U.S. airports to provide greater accommodations for individuals with disabilities in air travel.
The Kappa Gamma Fraternity will host the first Gallaudet 5K, a charity event benefitting National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Youth Leadership Programs on Saturday, April 7th. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Gallaudet 5K by walking or running a course that winds through the picturesque Gallaudet University campus.