Giving Through Jewelry believes in giving back and that’s why 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice. There are so many charities to choose from so we like to highlight one organization every month. This month we’re featuring the nonprofit organization, NAD.
Mission: To make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States advocating for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It was founded in 1880 by a group of deaf leaders who sought to improve the quality of life for deaf people in America.
The mission of the NAD is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. The organization strives to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people have equal access to education, employment, healthcare, and other services.
One of the NAD’s primary goals is to promote and protect the use of American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is a visual language that is used by many deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. The NAD believes that ASL is a natural and essential part of the human experience and should be recognized and respected as such.
The NAD also works to promote the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The organization advocates for the use of ASL in schools and supports the development of bilingual education programs that incorporate both ASL and English. Additionally, the NAD provides resources and support to deaf and hard of hearing individuals pursuing higher education.
Another important area of focus for the NAD is ensuring that deaf and hard of hearing individuals have access to technology and communication services. The organization works to promote the development of accessible technologies and advocates for policies that support the use of these technologies by deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
The NAD also advocates for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the legal system. The organization works to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing individuals have access to qualified interpreters and other communication services when interacting with the legal system.
Overall, the National Association of the Deaf is an essential organization that has been instrumental in advocating for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. Through its work, the NAD has helped to improve the quality of life for countless individuals and continues to be a vital voice for the deaf community.
Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (ACAAA)
Are you frustrated when flying and you open the movie/tv options to find very little or none are captioned? Also, having no idea what is being said during the PA announcements? So many of us share the same stories about our frustrations with these problems when we fly on planes. That’s not equal access. And it’s disappointing that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and airlines still have not made improvements in decades. HOWEVER! There’s now a new bill that will fix this: the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act (ACAAA). This bill would require the DOT to develop rules to require accessible PA announcements and captioned videos on planes.
Contact your Representative and Senator to ask them to support this bill. You can download the templates below and edit the letters that best fits you. Deaf travelers deserve equal access when we fly!