UPDATE: NAD has contacted me and I will be posting information about our conversation soon!
(gripe)I've been trying to send them questions about VRI on their online contact form but it keeps telling me there's a data error. Nobody picks up on the TTY line. The voice line has a message that people will respond to me via e-mail. Plus - their website is really S-L-O-O-O-W. Does anyone still work at NAD's national office or have they gone fishing? (/endgripe)
I'd really like to know NAD's official position on the use of VRI. I have not heard anything from NAD on this issue and don't see anything on their website (anyone who knows something feel free to respond.)
But honestly - you really need to have live people answering ttys/phones at a national organization serving Deaf people. Anyone else have trouble contacting NAD?
UPDATE: I have not been able to get in touch with anyone after 2 more phone calls but I was able to finally get something through the NAD website form after using Google's cache of the NAD "Contact Us!" website. (THANKS GOOGLE!) In a few minutes I recieved this:
5/1/2007 9:42:37 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Thank you for contacting the National Association of the Deaf. We will respond to your question, comment, or request as soon as possible.
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
So I guess I'll wait and see. I'm sure NAD is trying to limit pointless phone calls but...
Update: NAD has responded. Will let you guys know soon...