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A Wonderful Gift

1909 Utah Association of the Deaf Convention

Did you know that…

The first Deaf president of the Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD) was a woman named Elizabeth DeLong – This is noteworthy, as women were not granted the right to vote for a decade until the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, and Deaf women members were not allowed to vote in the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) election until 1964. Elizabeth was also the first Deaf female NAD state association president in the entire nation. On a side note, Utah women were the first in the United States to legally vote in modern American history in 1870.

Our current President, Kim Lucas, is the second woman to be the president of UAD after over 100 years of men serving as the president.  

a message from the president

Welcome to the brand new website!

Happy 2021 to all of you! This is Kim Lucas. Welcome to the newly renovated UAD website!  Please see below for two upcoming events for you to mark your calendars. More information will be forthcoming.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Board Meeting

Upcoming Board Meeting will be on May 12 at 5:30 pm
Click below to learn more about board members.

49th Biennial UAD Conference

Our 2021 UAD Conference will be held at Sanderson Deaf Center on Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th. Please mark your calendars and more information will be coming. We will have an Early Bird Registration Fee of $50 for UAD members and $60 for nonmembers for the entire month of May. Prices will increase on June 1st.
The theme for the conference this year is: A frightful experience? Reality vs. Barrier-Free World Stay tuned for exciting performances, workshops, and more!

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