AAD Objectives

  • Advocates equal educational opportunities at all levels for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
  • Supports official recognition of American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Opposes legal, economic and social discrimination for any reason.
  • Supports the right of each and every Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing person to develop his/her talents to their fullest capacity.
  • Encourages employment of Deaf individuals in all areas of employment.
  • Supports specialized Education, Rehabilitation, Mental Health Services for the Deaf.
  • Supports full and accessible state-wide interpreting services
  • Supports fully captioned TV programs and emergency broadcasts.