National Association of the Deaf Announces Deaf Actress Amber Zion Will Perform National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII in New York

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Deaf actress Amber Zion

From the NAD website:

NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 – The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and PepsiCo announced today that after an extensive search actress Amber Zion has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year – Super Bowl Sunday.

Earlier today the National Football League and FOX announced that Zion will be joining world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming who will sing the National Anthem live on FOX during the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

“The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched events of the year,” said NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum. “Integrating American Sign Language into the performance of the National Anthem during the pregame not only raises awareness of ASL, it also helps to ensure that this iconic event is inclusive for all Americans.”

To read the full article, visit the NAD’s website by clicking here. Watch the profile video of Amber Zio below.

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