ASL Live! Poster Saturday, May 24 2008 

ASL Live! Poster


TRY OUT FOR ASL Live! Saturday, May 24 2008 

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Try out for ASL Live–submit your audition tape/dvd no later than JUNE 12. For more information, go to

ASL LIVE! Wednesday, May 21 2008 

Updated! NAD Seeks Talent to Showcase at the 49th Biennial NAD Conference

A News Release from the National Association of the Deaf
Release Date: May 21, 2008
Anita B. Farb
Director, Communications and Operations
National Association of the Deaf

Updated! NAD Seeks Talent to Showcase at the 49th Biennial NAD Conference
SILVER SPRING, MD – The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is looking for deaf talent for a competition to determine the most theatrically presented material in American Sign Language (ASL) during ASL Live! on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 during the 49th Biennial NAD Conference in New Orleans!

Loosely based on the popular TV program, American Idol, this evening of great talent and fun will be hosted by former Miss Deaf America, Lauren Teruel Ridloff. Click here to check out vlog from Lauren about ASL Live!

ASL Live! Finals, sponsored by CSDVRS, will feature talented semi-finalists who will exhibit their creativity in the use of the American Sign Language in front of a large audience and a panel of distinguished judges. It will be the audience and the judges who will ultimately decide the winners. Performers will be judged on ASL translations, ASL delivery, performance, and originality. Submissions can include ASL poetry, storytelling, monologues or songs.

The top three ASL Live! winners will receive recognition/prize awards (first place – $2,000; second place – $1,500; third place – $1,000). Click here to view requirements for video submissions (new/extended deadline: Thursday, June 12, 2008).

ASL Live! Information

2008 NAD Conference Information

About the NAD
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. As a nonprofit federation, the mission of the NAD is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf Americans. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering the breadth of a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more. For more information, please visit