Planning #NAD2022 in Florida

As we continue to plan our conference in Florida, we want to share what we’re doing. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in being an ambassador for any of the three lounges or if you’d like to help out with the tentative June 30th event. Learn more about our conference at orlando.nad.org.


[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Sean, Angela, and Lizzie take turns signing to the camera with on-screen text on the right. The NAD logo appears as a watermark on the bottom right corner.

SEAN: We remain firm in our support for the deaf and hard of hearing community in florida, especially deaf BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ folks.

ANGELA: What are we doing #NAD2022 to make sure all feel welcome?

LIZZIE: First, we have no tolerance for hate. Anyone who violates the conference conduct policy will be removed immediately.

SEAN: We have three dedicated lounge spaces for attendees who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and DeafBlind. We are looking for ambassadors for these three lounges. If you’re interested, email [email protected]

ANGELA: We have inclusive restrooms available for everyone and anyone to use.

LIZZIE: We are currently looking into possible options to host a rally or an event on June 30th. We are exploring permit options and possible limitations for those who want to participate. If you’re interested in helping with this event, email [email protected]

SEAN: We have training available for people interested in anti-racism work, understanding LGBTQIA2S+, and best practices for DeafBlind inclusion.

ANGELA: We created a list of local restaurants and businesses that welcome BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ folks.

LIZZIE: Conference attendee badges will show their pronouns.

SEAN: If you’re flying alone, let us know – we can figure out safety options to get you from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport.

ANGELA: And more. We will continue to share updates on any of those plans and be transparent with our process.]