Welcome to Wisconsin Association of the Deaf’s Website!

WAD’s Mission Statement: Preserving, protecting, promoting and advocating for the civil, human, cultural and linguistic rights of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in Wisconsin.

WADNet is a FREE, twice monthly e-blast that consists of Deaf Events and community updates WAD knows of. Click on the image above to learn more and subscribe to WADNet!

WAD’s Biennial Conference was held on June 18th-21st, 2015! . Click on the image above to learn more about what occurred at the conference!

Learn more about WAD’s Emergency Preparedness’s Project! Click on the image above.

Calendar of Events-  Click on the image above to see what’s happening in the Deaf Community in Wisconsin!


ASL Weekend is a joint program by WAD and WisRID.  For more information  please click on the image above.

WAD remembers members of our Community that are no longer with us. To view the necrology roll, click the image above.

WAD has leadership training program-  please click on the image above!

We love to recognize members of our Community when they appear in media! For recent news, click on the image above!


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Special Announcement: WAD Board of Directors Selection process. Please watch the video for more information- Email address to submit interest is board@wisdeaf.org See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget to stop by WAD’s booth at Deaf Picnic! Last chance to join or renew at current membership rate before the rates raises on Sept 1! See MoreSee Less

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Nothing to do this afternoon? Visit WAD’s booth at ability fest #ada25 at grant park (South Milwaukee) See MoreSee Less

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Our Members Say it Best
  • I'm thoroughly impressed with how W.A.D. is taking the initiative in preparing the Wisconsin Deaf community for disasters through the Disaster Preparedness workshop.  Glad I signed up to be a member of W.A.D. recently!–WAD Member

  • I have worked with WAD on various project and can completely recommend joining WAD. The people are wonderful, very clear and concise. I will be participating on next WAD project as well. –WAD Member

  • I have attended 3 workshop hosted by WAD this year alone. This has been the most active WAD has been in long time! I’ll be looking for more workshops from WAD in the future. Thanks!–WAD Member