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The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

DeafBlind Triathlete Sues Ironman

Mon, 19 Dec 2016

Lake Placid, New York – Kathleen Borrone, a DeafBlind trialthlete, filed suit today against World Triathlon Corporation and USA Triathlon who own and operate iconic triathlons around the world including the Ironman Lake Placid. In 2015 and 2016, Borrone successfully completed the Ironman Lake Placid, which consists of a grueling 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon.

Historic Captioning Agreement with Airlines

Mon, 12 Dec 2016

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Thanks to the NAD and other Advocates: Airlines will provide captioned in-flight entertainment to passengers, increasing accessibility in the air for deaf and hard of hearing passengers.

President Updates -- November 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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NAD President Melissa gives an update about the five priorities, working with other organizations, and how to work with the local law enforcement, fire departments, EMTs, and other safety personnel. Also included in this video update is the announcement of where #NAD2020 will be held!  View the 2016-2018 Priorities. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

A Unique Internship Opportunity!

Mon, 07 Nov 2016

A first-hand experience with government advocacy and legal activism at one of the most innovative law and advocacy centers in the country awaits for your internship interest! Join the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center as an intern this summer -- made possible with the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their application online by Friday, January 13, 2017.

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Submitted by admin—Thu, 29 Dec 2016

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NAD President Melissa takes a moment to thank our supporters, shares an update about the next NAD Board meeting, and asks you to consider hosting an ASL reading event for deaf children. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch her video here.

Submitted by admin—Thu, 22 Dec 2016

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To share news, stories, and updates -- deaf people always gathered often, sometimes even traveled for hours just to meet in town. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Submitted by admin—Wed, 21 Dec 2016

For December, the NAD would like to recognize two wonderful people, Kim Anderson and Chriz Dally, for their hard work in passing LEAD-K (Language Equality and Acquisition for the Deaf Kids) Legislation, SB 323, in the state of Kansas. Both Chriz and Kim were instrumental in making sure steps were taken for the bill to go through both chambers and get signed into law.  Thanks to their efforts, the bill passed and was signed into law on June 1, 2016.  Chriz was the spokesperson for the bill while Kim was the team leader.

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