Ask Howard Anything / August 2017

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Find out what the NAD has been working on in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA). #AskHoward

VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Howard A. Rosenblum is sitting at his desk. The NAD logo appears on bottom right corner as a watermark.

HOWARD: For this month’s AHA, I’m excited to share what the NAD has been working on in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA is a voluntary membership organization of lawyers in the U.S. ABA contracted the NAD to write a book that explains in depth the rights of a deaf and hard of hearing person in courtrooms in the U.S. The book shares information about the rights of a deaf and hard of hearing defendant, plaintiff, victim, witness, spectator, judge, and all other staff members in the court room. The book explains the courtroom’s responsibility in providing communication access such as interpreters, CART (real time captioning), and other services. For many years, courtrooms have not fully understood their responsibilities and, as a result, our rights to access courts have been ignored. The ABA understands this problem and asked the NAD to write a book to address this issue. The book is published by ABA and ABA will distribute this book to all courtrooms in the U.S. You can download a PDF copy online, as there will not be many prints of the book. If you face any issues in a courtroom in the U.S., you can access the PDF and show it to the person in charge at the courthouse. Let me show you what it looks like. The cover is the same image used for the PDF online. Go ahead and explore the book! If you have any experiences, good or bad, when using the book, contact the NAD. Let us know if the book was successful or not in your situation, we want to learn from your experience and make any improvements if necessary. Thank you.

Video fades to a soft white background with several different font types showing “NAD” very quickly. Copyright video ends with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Blue text below the logo appears, “A production of the National Association of the Deaf (copyright) 2017 All Rights Reserved”.

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