In July DAS joined other exhibitors at the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. NAD welcomed approximately 2,300 people from all over the United States and abroad as they revisited the status of civil rights, education, employment, and access for the Deaf community. Jill Owens Brick, Director of Consumer Relations and Quality Assurance as well as Grace Rupani, Director of Professional Development worked the booth, greeting likeminded attendees as they enjoyed the event.
The biennial conference continues a tradition of NAD, established in 1880, as the oldest national civil rights organization in this country. DAS is proud to participate in the conference which, in addition to this organization’s daily work, ensures NAD stays committed to the mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the USA.
To further support the Washington DC Deaf community, DAS partnered with DC Association of the Deaf (DCAD) to sponsor their NAD Delegate Keith Doane to attend the important Phoenix conference.
A strong Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community will result in more opportunities for the future. To learn more about the local chapters of DCAD, MDAD (Maryland Association of the Deaf), NVAD (Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf), and VAD (Virginia Association of the Deaf) visit their pages and the NAD website at NAD.org.