NAD E-Newsletter 3/22/12

NAD E-Newsletter

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Action Alert: Support Ind. School For The Deaf, Oppose HB 1367

The NAD also asks that everyone call and/or email Indiana Senators and
ask them to oppose Indiana State House Bill 1367. The bill would remove
the outreach center currently housed at the Indiana School for the
Deaf, terminate all staff working in that center, and recreate a new
outreach center separate from the school. HEAR Indiana is the major
proponent of this bill.

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Call to the 2012 NAD Conference!

As president of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), I am
pleased to issue a Call to the Conference. Please join us on July 3-7,
2012 at the 51st Biennial NAD Conference at the Hyatt Regency
Louisville and the Kentucky International Convention Center. The theme
of this year’s conference is “Nothing About Us, Without Us!”. This NAD
Conference will be very different, with lots planned for you!

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Remembering Chuck Baird: Artist Of Life

The National Association of the Deaf mourns the passing of Chuck Baird,
an extraordinary artist who showed the beauty of Deaf culture and
American Sign Language (ASL) through his amazing artwork.

Chuck Baird passed away on February 10, 2012 after a long battle with
cancer. His life and work is a testimony to his talents, imagination,
and creativity.

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Bernard Bragg Perform to “The World Is My Stage” Sat, Feb. 25

The legend is back! Come and see Bernard Bragg perform at Gallaudet
University on February 25, 2012, at the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet
University. All proceeds will generously benefit the NAD Law and
Advocacy Center as well as the Gallaudet University Bernard Bragg Chair
in Theater Arts.

This show is entirely Bernard Bragg: conception, writing, production,
performance and all. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for
students with ID.

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FCC Releases Internet Protocol Captioning Rules

On Friday, January 13, 2012 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
released rules governing the closed captioning requirements for video
programming delivered using Internet protocol (IP). This Report & Order
also includes rules on the closed captioning capabilities of certain
apparatus on which consumers view video programming. These rules were
issued pursuant to the 21st Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) and explain how the FCC will apply the
CVAA sections related to IP captioning.

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Sponsor, Exhibit & Advertise at the Conference!

The NAD invites businesses and organizations to sponsor its upcoming
51st Biennial NAD Conference in Louisville, KY, July 3-7, 2012. The
Biennial NAD Conference sponsorship program is a proven and effective
means for maintaining strong corporate brand awareness. The NAD
Conference Exhibit Hall will draw over 2,000 national community leaders
and advocates throughout the week, and over 8,000 people during
DeaFestival Kentucky on Saturday, July 7, 2012. All registrants will
receive a program book a keepsake for attendees who use the information
as a reference and reminder for years to come.

Click on the links on the 2012 NAD Conference page under “Get Involved”
for “Sponsor”, “Exhibit” and “Advertise”!

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Call for Workshop Proposals

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is seeking proposals for
exciting, informative and forward-looking education, training and
public policy presentations at the 51st Biennial NAD Conference.
Traditionally, biennial national conferences have welcomed education
and training workshops on a variety of topics, with tracks that are
tied to the principles of self-determination, self-representation and
self-expression that resulted in the establishment of the NAD in 1880
and guides its work to this day.

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NAD Submits Comments To Senate Committee Regarding ADA And

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
(HELP) met on November 17th to discuss “The Americans with Disabilities
Act and Accessible Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities.” This
event largely focused on people with mobility barriers to
transportation; however, at least two witnesses mentioned that deaf and
hard of hearing people need visual access to aural information. A
captioned video of the hearing and reports from the witnesses can be
found online at:

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NAD Demands Access To The Movies At Landmark Theatre

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), along with two law firms,
Stein & Vargas and Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC, brought a
lawsuit against Silver Cinemas Acquisition Company for failure to
provide captioned movies in violation of Title III of the Americans
with Disabilities Act.

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Call for Bylaws Amendment Proposals

Individual and organizational affiliate members of the NAD may submit
proposed amendments to the NAD Bylaws, using the Proposed NAD Bylaws
Amendment Form provided. Proposed changes to the NAD Bylaws will be
presented to and voted upon by official delegates at the 51st Biennial
NAD Conference.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Use of official form is required. Late
or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

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New Jack Gannon Book – World Federation Of The Deaf: A History

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce
publication of World Federation of the Deaf: A History by noted author,
Jack R. Gannon. It debuted at the XVI World Congress of the World
Federation of the Deaf in Durban, South Africa, in July 2011.

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