Washington Post Article: Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate

Washington Post Article: Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate

Check out " Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate" by Michael Alison Chandler. Click on the link to read the full article here courtesy of The Washington Post.

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ADA Ensures that Transportation is an Accessible Lifeline for All Americans

United States Department of Transportation
 
ADA Ensures that Transportation is an Accessible Lifeline for All Americans

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ADA Anniversary Week at DOJ

CELEBRATING ENFORCEMENT OF THE ADA:
AN ANNIVERSARY WEEK BLOG

 
Twenty-three years ago this week our nation's lawmakers established a comprehensive mandate to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Department of Justice, is proud to play a critical role in enforcing the ADA and opening up the gateways to full participation and opportunity for people with disabilities. Today, the Department of Justice is working towards a future in which all the doors are open to equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, integration and economic self-sufficiency for all for persons with disabilities.
 
In honor of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA, every day this week we will celebrate a different gateway that the ADA is opening up to people with disabilities.
 
Equal opportunity for those with disabilities is a vision that the department hopes will soon extend beyond our nation's borders. There are over 50 million Americans with disabilities, including 5.5 million veterans living abroad that frequently face barriers when they travel, conduct business, study, live or retire overseas. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities improves protections for persons with disabilities overseas, and allows U.S. accessibility standards to spread through the world. The department continues to play an active role in the quest for U.S. ratification of the Convention to ensure additional gateways open for people with disabilities throughout the world. For more information: www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
 

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ADA: Happy 23rd Anniversary

The ADA Celebrates 23 Years!
 
July 26th marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 


ADA Signing Ceremony
July 26, 1990

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FCC Commemorates 23rd Anniversary of ADA

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Click here to View Presentation
 
Federal Communications Commission

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NAD eBlast

We are forwarding eBlast from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).  DCAD is a state affiliate member of NAD.  Thank you – DCAD.
 
NAD eBlast
Friday, July 19, 2013
 
WATCH: NAD and RID To Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NAD President Wagner and RID President Prudhom create a vlog together to announce a stronger partnership to happen between both organizations. The NAD and RID, in recognizing the shared values of both organizations, will renew their commitment to a stronger partnership to meet the needs of the members of both organizations. To achieve this vision, the NAD and RID will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the opening ceremonies at the 2013 RID National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, on Friday, August 9, 2013.
 
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CRPD Press Conference July 25

DISABILITY COMMUNITY ALERT:
CRPD PRESS CONFERENCE Thursday, July 25

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights are hosting a press conference for the
Disability Treaty (CRPD) on
 
Thursday, July 25, at 12:45PM on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool. 
More details are below.
 
Please reserve 12:45PM-1:15PM on your calendars and gather as many colleagues as you can to be present for the press conference.
 
Send this announcement to your MD/DC/VA affiliates and colleagues!

 
Events including CRPD: Thursday, July 25
 
10:30AM-11:30AM NCIL March to the Hill with CRPD banner
11:30AM-12:30PM NCIL Rally with CRPD signs
12:45PM-1:15PM CRPD PRESS CONFERENCE
1:30PM-2:00PM Heading to Sen. Hatch office, Hart 104
 
If you can attend the press conference and/or other events please RSVP Eileen Magan at emagan@usicd.org

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H3 Sports to provide daily video coverage of Deaflympics

H3 Sports to provide daily video coverage
of Deaflympics starting July 23
 
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TORONTO, CANADA | MENDHAM, NJ – 15 July 2013 – H3 Network Media Alliance, an Internet media broadcasting network, announced today they will be providing day-to-day video coverage of the Deaflympics 2013 Summer Games in Sofia, Bulgaria.
 
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NAD Applauds Appointment of Claudia Gordon

We are forwarding a special announcement from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).  DCAD is a state affiliate member of NAD.


NAD Applauds Appointment of Claudia Gordon
as Public Engagement Advisor at the White House
 
Click to view NAD Announcement

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to learn of Claudia Gordon’s recent appointment as the Public Engagement Advisor for the Disability Community in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House.
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Claudia Gordon Appointed as Public Engagement Advisor at the White House

A special message from the National Council on Disability (NCD) – DCAD


NCD Applauds Appointment of Claudia Gordon
as Public Engagement Advisor at the White House
 
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July 16, 2013
 
WASHINGTON — The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advices the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy, welcomes Claudia Gordon, Esq, as the White House’s new Public Engagement Advisor for the Disability Community in the Office of Public Engagement.
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