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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sends this letter to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in response to the open call for comments on the proposed position statement prepared by the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position Statement that American Sign Language is a Distinct Natural Language.

Letter: www.nad.org/2019/03/03/letter-to-the-american-speech-language-hearing-association/

VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Linsay Darnall Jr. is in front of a black backdrop. The NAD logo appears on bottom right corner as a watermark.

Linsay signs the letter in ASL (can be found: www.nad.org/2019/03/03/letter-to-the-american-speech-language-hearing-association/)

Video cuts to grey background with the NAD logo quickly changing in different bright colors from teal to white to black to hot pink to green to orange to teal to yellow to purple to finally the official NAD logo with copyright text underneath “The National Association of the Deaf (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved”.

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