Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation

The Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation, better known as OC DEAF, was established in 1979 as an outreach office of the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD). Today, OC DEAF is an independent, tax-exempt, non-profit organization with affiliate ties to GLAD.

The mission of the Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation (OC DEAF) is to ensure equal access of the deaf and hard of hearing community to the same opportunities afforded their hearing counterparts. The organization’s general purposes and powers are directed around the promotion of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational welfare of its deaf and hard of hearing constituents.

OC DEAF’s specific and primary purpose is to act as a coordinating agency that addresses the broad social service needs of deaf and hard of hearing people through direct service provision, advocacy, research and dissemination of information regarding deafness to parents, professionals and consumers.

OC DEAF is committed to the philosophy of “…of, by, for and with the deaf and hard of hearing.” In accordance with Chapter 1193, Statutes of 1980, OC DEAF includes deaf and hard of hearing individuals at all levels of the organization.

Community Announcements

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ASL Game Night

OC DEAF is having ASL Game Night in Cypress every fourth Friday of … [Click here to Read More...]

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FCC LAUNCHES DIRECT VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS FOR CONSUMERS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

FCC LAUNCHES DIRECT VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS FOR CONSUMERS WHO ARE … [Click here to Read More...]

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Text-to-911

Here's the guide how to use Text-to-911 … [Click here to Read More...]

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Deaf Pizza Night 2014

Deaf Pizza Night is back in 2014! We are having our pizza night at … [Click here to Read More...]

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Deaf Genetics Projects

Find out your family’s health history by participating in DNA genetic … [Click here to Read More...]

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ASL Coffee Night – Irvine

ASL Coffee Night at Starbucks OC DEAF is bringing ASL Coffee Night … [Click here to Read More...]

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Learn ASL Workshop

This Learn ASL Workshop is open to anyone who wishes to learn … [Click here to Read More...]

Upcoming Events

Sep
18
Thu
2014
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza | Garden Grove | California | United States
Deaf Pizza Night is back in 2014! We are having our pizza night at Shakey Pizza Parlor in Garden Grove area every third Thursday of each month. Please spread the word and invite your friends,[...]
Sep
19
Fri
2014
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ASL Coffee Night - Irvine @ Starbucks | Irvine | California | United States
ASL Coffee Night at Starbucks OC DEAF is bringing ASL Coffee Night back in 2014! **IRVINE LOCATION** Every third Friday of the month. 7:00PM – 11:00pm 4545 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 Any questions? Contact[...]
Sep
24
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Sep
27
Sat
2014
12:00 pm 16th Annual DEAFestival Los Angeles @ Los Angeles City Hall
16th Annual DEAFestival Los Angeles @ Los Angeles City Hall
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
16th Annual DEAFestival Los Angeles @ Los Angeles City Hall | Los Angeles | California | United States
Saturday, September 27 Noon-4 p.m. Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Oct
1
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Oct
5
Sun
2014
9:00 am 12th Annual GLAD Benefit @ FantaSea One Yacht
12th Annual GLAD Benefit @ FantaSea One Yacht
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
12th Annual GLAD Benefit on FantaSea One Yacht Sunday, October 5 9 a.m.- Noon Tickets: $150 Brunch Buffet Boarding begins at 8:30 a.m. Yacht leaves the dock at 9 a.m. Yacht returns to dock at[...]
Oct
8
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Oct
15
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Oct
16
Thu
2014
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza | Garden Grove | California | United States
Deaf Pizza Night is back in 2014! We are having our pizza night at Shakey Pizza Parlor in Garden Grove area every third Thursday of each month. Please spread the word and invite your friends,[...]
Oct
17
Fri
2014
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ASL Coffee Night - Irvine @ Starbucks | Irvine | California | United States
ASL Coffee Night at Starbucks OC DEAF is bringing ASL Coffee Night back in 2014! **IRVINE LOCATION** Every third Friday of the month. 7:00PM – 11:00pm 4545 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 Any questions? Contact[...]
Oct
22
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Oct
29
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Nov
5
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
By popular demand by the community, OC DEAF will bring back Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday starting in October! Anyone who uses sign language is welcome to join! Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, you’re[...]
Nov
8
Sat
2014
9:00 am Mata Expo 2014 @ Long Beach Convention Center
Mata Expo 2014 @ Long Beach Convention Center
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mata Expo 2014 @ Long Beach Convention Center | Long Beach | California | United States
Mata Expo is back at Long Beach Convention Center this year for a day of fun! Tickets are available for purchase at OC DEAF. You can stop by and purchase your Mata Expo ticket(s). For[...]

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Orange County
Deaf Equal Access Foundation

6022 Cerritos Ave
Cypress, CA 90630

Voice/TTY: 714-826-9793
Videophone: 714-503-0669
Fax: 714-826-9813
Email: info@ocdeaf.org

 

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