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Howard A. Rosenblum

Chief Executive Officer, National Association of the Deaf

photo_howard-rosenblum_01Howard A. Rosenblum is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). In this capacity, he oversees the operations of the NAD to carry out its mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.

He also serves as the Legal Director overseeing the staff lawyers and litigation within the NAD Law and Advocacy Center. Mr. Rosenblum brings with him twenty-two years of experience as a disability rights attorney.

His legal practice has been in the areas of disability rights and special education. He is the primary author of the American Bar Association Guidelines on Court Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and the sixth edition of the NAD Legal Rights: Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.

He has provided numerous workshops nationally and internationally. In 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Access Board and was reappointed in 2014.

Mr. Rosenblum received his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (1992), and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona (1988).