During between the late seventies and late eighties,
the National Association of the Deaf operated a
branch office in Indianapolis.
During the grand opening ceremony, the Indiana
governor hinted that the NAD headquaters in
Silver Spring, MD could move to Indianapolis.
This comment shocked people because it was so
The premise of the branch office was to make
the association more accessible to deaf people
that do not live on the East Coast.
Did this concept work? Well, the board
ultimately decided to shut down the branch
office for good after its run from the
seventies to eighties.