Landmark Precedent in NAD vs. Netflix

NAD E-Newsletter
Monday, June 25, 2012

Landmark Precedent in NAD vs. Netflix

Judge denies Netflix’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and allows
disability civil rights case, National Association Of The Deaf, Et Al.
V. Netflix, Case No. 3:11-Cv-30168, to move forward.

The National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”), the nation’s premier
civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, won
a major victory today when Judge Ponsor denied defendant Netflix’s
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings seeking dismissal of the case.
The District Court of Massachusetts is the first court in the country
to hold that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to
website-only businesses.

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Deaf Truckers Comment Deadline Extended!

Deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers need your support! We need your
help to tell the U.S. Department of Transportation that deaf and hard
of hearing people should be permitted to drive trucks! We need members
of our community to submit comments to the DOT explaining that the DOT
should allow these 45 deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers to get

The FMCSA has extended the deadline to July 25, 2012, for filing
comments regarding this issue. Come to the NAD conference and stop by
our booth so we can help you send your comment to the FMCSA! If you
cannot attend the conference, please visit our website to view our
sample comment for your use, if needed.

Read FMCSA’s Announcement…
Read NAD’s Sample Comment…

Defense Secretary Comments on Potential Pilot Program to Allow Deaf and Hard of Hearing to Serve

Senator Tom Harkin holds a discussion with Defense Secretary Panetta
about allowing deaf and hard of hearing individuals to serve in the
armed forces.

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Live Auction

Dream vacations. Beautiful artwork by deaf artists. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!

Have fun outbidding your friends, or join a group of friends and have a
stronger bid and grab some wonderful items during the The Live Auction
while you help raise much needed funds for National Association of the
Deaf advocacy efforts! It’s a win-win situation!

The Live Auction will be held during the Miss Deaf America finals, on
July 6, in KICC Cascade Ballroom AB. All proceeds go to the National
Association of the Deaf. Visit our website to see all of the items up
for auction!

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Silent Auction

Feast your eyes on many Silent Auction items at the Exhibit Hall of the
NAD Conference from Wednesday, July 4th through Friday, July 6th- items
are open to bids all week. Make plans to visit often to bid on your
favorite must-have Silent Auction items! Lucky winners can make payment
and pick up their items on Friday, July 6th from 4 to 5 pm. Find that
perfect piece of artwork for your home here!

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An Inside Look at the ALL-NEW College Bowl Teams!

We are thrilled to have three new teams join the College Bowl Competion
at the 51st Biennial NAD Conference in Louisville, KY this July! The
College Bowl competition has been a crowd favorite since its inception
in 1988 and this year the CSUN, NTID/RIT and Gallaudet University teams
will be joined by three all-new teams: Howard College at SWCID, the
University of Minnesota and the University of Texas at Austin.

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Limited Number of Opening Ceremony Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!

A very limited number of tickets are now available for the Opening
Ceremony! Don’t wait until they’re gone- order your tickets now!

Start the 51st Biennial NAD Conference with a bang by attending the
fun-filled Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, July 31st. Make the most of
your trip by experiencing a Kentucky welcome at the family-friendly
Opening Ceremony, to be held at the Louisville Bats stadium. This event
is a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate with your friends, family and meet
new friends at a fun outdoor venue!

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Hurry Now, Grab Your Tickets to Special NAD Conference Events!

Tickets are still available for the College Bowl Preliminaries and
Final, the Miss Deaf America Preliminaries, Finals, and Live Auction.
The Miss Deaf America Preliminaries and Finals will be the last times
you’ll see lovely ladies parade across the stage in this format, and
during the intermission there will be a Live Auction! And don’t forget
– there are three all-new teams joining Gallaudet, RIT/NTID and CSUN in
the College Bowl competition this year!

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Registered for the NAD Conference? Done! Now, what to pack?

Here’s a few tips on what to wear to events during the conference week.
Let’s get all our ducks in a row!

First, the weather. During the month of July in Louisville, the average
high is 89 degrees, with a low of 70 degrees during the evenings. July
is also the average hottest month in Louisville! Looks like it’ll be a
great week. This gives you an idea of what to bring – loose, cool
clothing is a great idea.

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Meet the Candidates!

Our conference theme “Nothing About Us, Without Us!” remains true in
every fiber of our being! Check out our Q&A with the candidates for the
2012 NAD Board Elections and learn about who you can vote for to
represent you in the NAD!

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