Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's Matter with NAD?

After receiving an e-alert mail from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) about the Early Bird I combo package and registration for the Philadephia bi-annual NAD conference on 29th of January 2010.

The real problem is the absurd and illogical registration deadline is January 31th. Two days notice for the Early Bird I combo registration! Never receive any past notices about the Early Bird I combo registration until 29th of January 2010! Why???

I have been looking forward to the NAD 2010 conference in Philadephia pretty much.

NAD ought to offer the scaling fee for low-income deaf individuals or economically devastated
deaf individuals, ex. unemployed and laid-off. Of course, the low-income deaf individuals have
to do real volunteer works for the NAD conference in exchange of scaling fees for conference registrations.

Many non-profit organizations do that for any members, who have economic difficulities to pay
reasonable conference registration fees.

Don't the NAD want to show its real political prowess by attracting more deaf individuals to the national conference?

Or what the NAD really stands for? Well-off deaf individuals and deaf corporations?

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason,