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National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans. For more than three decades, NBDA has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts for civil rights and equal access to education, employment, and social services on behalf of the Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the United States.
Founded in 1982, NBDA is a growing organization with more than 30 chapters across the country. As a non-profit organization, NBDA is supported by its members and other interested in furthering the mission, vision, and strategic objectives of this esteemed organization. Membership includes Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing; parents of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing children; professionals who work with Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and adults; sign language interpreters; people of color; and other interested individuals and organizations.
Programs and Advocacy
NBDA recognizes that advocacy is most effective when backed by legislative action. Therefore, NBDA participates in a number of legislative and policy oriented coalitions. NBDA is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN). DHHCAN is a coalition of national consumer organizations of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing people. DHHCAN addresses advocacy, public policy and legislative issues relating to rights, quality of life, equal access, and self-representation and legislative issues.
BLACK DEAF SENIOR CITIZEN
Senior Citizen Program aims to develop and strengthen a support network for Black Deaf seniors.
Publications of NBDA and notable publications for or by Black Deaf and hard of hearing.
COLLEGE AND YOUTH
designed for Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and young adults who are college students: Collegiate Black Deaf Student Leadership Institute and Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!).
BLACK DEAF WOMXN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The mission of the NBDA Black Deaf Womxn’s Development Foundation is to create, support, and nurture the development of Black Deaf female leadership in the United States of America.