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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.

Amazon.com, Inc. Agree to Expand Closed Captions on Amazon Video

Wed, 14 Oct 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and Amazon.com, a leading online streaming entertainment provider, have reached an agreement that will extend Amazon’s ongoing captioning even deeper into its back catalog of TV shows and movies streamed through its on-demand entertainment service, Amazon Video.

TIP: Communication Access in Legal Settings

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 


credit: interpretereducation.org

TIP: Text to 911

Thu, 24 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 


credit: moducom.com

TIP: Video Relay

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 

Are different types of businesses refusing to accept your relay calls? 


credit: appadvice.com

TIP: Communication Access in Medical Settings

Tue, 22 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 


credit: redeafined.com

TIP: Captioning

Mon, 21 Sep 2015

In part of the International Week of the Deaf celebration this week, we will be releasing daily self advocacy tips! 

Movie Theater Captioning...


credit: classiccinemas.com 

NAD Responds to March for Employment

Mon, 31 Aug 2015

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NAD President Chris Wagner shares the NAD's response regarding the Deaf Protest event that will happen September 5-6, 2015 in Washington, DC. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.

NAD Responds to RID Moratorium

Fri, 21 Aug 2015

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NAD President Chris Wagner shares the NAD's response regarding the RID moratorium.  If you are reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.
 
You can also watch an interview between Street Leverage and Chris Wagner here.

Settlement of Discrimination Suit Against Indiana Judges

Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana – The State of Indiana has agreed to a settlement payment of $124,500.00, inclusive of attorneys’ fees and costs, to resolve a lawsuit brought under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in which plaintiffs alleged that defendants did not provide sign language interpreter services to ensure effective communication when a deaf individual was a spectator in criminal court. Steven [Matt] Prakel wanted to attend a criminal court hearing in which his mother was a party.

EEOC v. FedEx

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

The National Association of the Deaf is proud to announce that it has intervened in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against FedEx Ground. The NAD is working with its co-counsel, Matthew Dietz of the Disability Independence Group and Christine Elzer of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, to intervene on behalf of Terry Morhoff and Lourdes Deeb, two deaf women who worked for FedEx Ground without access to qualified sign language interpreters or other reasonable accommodations.

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