WHAT: The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and Arizona Relay Service are participating in the 53rd Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Conference. NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United State of America. The conference, held at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, is specifically tailored for deaf, deaf-blind, late-deaf, hard of hearing and hearing consumers, educators, professionals, business owners and managers.
The conference also included three other national organizations -- the National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC) will host its first-ever conference and host an education track; Deaf In Government will host the Government Employment Training (GET); and the Registry of Interpreters (RID) Region 5 will host the interpreting track.
Other events include the College Bowl Finals, a spirited academic bowl-style event that brings together deaf contestants from top colleges and universities; Youth Ambassador Program (formally Miss Deaf America) Finals and an LGBT luncheon focusing on parenthood.
The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) was established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, and serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss. It aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state.
Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) is a public service provided by the State of Arizona and administered by the ACDHH. AZRS makes correspondence by telephone easy, accessible and reliable by offering a wide range of communication options for Arizonans with hearing loss.
For more information regarding The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing or Arizona Relay Service call (602) 542-3323 (TTY: (800) 352-8161) or visit http://www.acdhh.org/ or www.azrelay.org.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 5th through Saturday, July 9th
WHERE: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004