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NAD News

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.

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.

Deaf Citizen Sues Oklahoma Legislature

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Oklahoma City, OK – Johnny Reininger, Jr., a deaf Oklahoman filed suit today against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives for the failure of the Oklahoma legislature to caption hearings and other proceedings streamed online.

Fall Board Meeting Recap

Fri, 28 Oct 2016

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In her monthly video update, NAD President Melissa Draganac-Hawk discusses about the Board's first meeting in D.C. and Maryland, the five priorities, three new appointed board members, and where and when the next board meeting will take place. Enjoy the photos of the Fall Board meeting here!

Emergency Management Creates New Position Statement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016

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The NAD Emergency Management expert group developed a position statement on emergency management. The goal of the statement was to give our state chapters and associations as well as other member organizations key information they can use in advocating for greater access for the challenges noted. Emergency Management Expert Group Chair Neil McDevitt explains their position statement available online.

Deaf Movie Fan Sues Pittsburgh Movie Theater

Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Pittsburgh, PA – Kenneth DeHaan, a deaf movie fan from Pittsburgh, filed suit today against Cleveland Cinemas, LLC and Soffer Organization for refusing to provide captioning for deaf individuals at the SouthSide Works cinema in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeHaan made multiple requests that the Southside Works theater, the theater closest to his home, come into compliance with federal law and provide full and equal access for movie buffs who are deaf.

Three New Board Members

Thu, 20 Oct 2016

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is excited to announce the completion of its Board of Directors for 2016-2018 with the appointment of three new members. Joining the Board Members from #NAD2016, we are delighted to welcome Lisa Furr as the new Region IV Board Member, and Alicia Lane-Outlaw and Meena Mann as Appointed Board Members.

Ask Howard Anything / October 2016

Wed, 05 Oct 2016

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NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum wants you to vote for a specific question for the upcoming Presidential Debate happening on Sunday, October 9th. This debate will be a town hall format. The Commission on Presidential Debates has mandated that moderators ask questions with input from the Internet -- not just questions from voters in the physical room. This is our biggest opportunity to make a difference!

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