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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organisation of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.

The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. The NAD also carries out its federal advocacy work through coalition efforts with specialized national deaf and hard of hearing organisations, as well as coalitions representing national cross-disability organisations.

On the international front, the NAD represents the United States of America to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an international human rights organisation.

Individual and organisational membership makes it possible for the NAD to ensure that the collective interests of the American deaf and hard of hearing community are seen and represented among our nation’s policy makers and opinion leaders at the federal level.
The NAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation supported by the generosity of individual and organisational donors, including corporations and foundations.

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