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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Julianna Fjeld selected for Hamilton Relay 2014 Deaf Community Leader Award for the State of California

September 30, 2014Julianna Fjeld has been selected as the recipient of … [Click here to Read More...]

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Holiday Gathering 2014

14th Annual Holiday Gathering Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:00 … [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

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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...]

Upcoming Events

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[...]
Nov
12
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Nov 12 @ 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
19
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Nov 19 @ 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
20
Thu
2014
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Nov 20 @ 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,[...]
Nov
21
Fri
2014
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Nov 21 @ 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[...]
Dec
3
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Dec 3 @ 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[...]
Dec
6
Sat
2014
11:00 am Holiday Gathering 2014 @ Swiss Park Banquet Center
Holiday Gathering 2014 @ Swiss Park Banquet Center
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Gathering 2014 @ Swiss Park Banquet Center | Whittier | California | United States
14th Annual Holiday Gathering Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:00 am to 4 pm Swiss Park Banquet Center Matterhorn Room 1905 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 Enjoy delicious food, entertainment, baskets, door prizes, raffles and[...]
Dec
10
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
Dec
17
Wed
2014
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Dec 17 @ 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[...]
Dec
19
Fri
2014
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Dec 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[...]
Jan
7
Wed
2015
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jan 7 @ 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[...]
Jan
14
Wed
2015
8:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jan 14 @ 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[...]
Jan
15
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Jan 15 @ 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,[...]
Jan
16
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Jan 16 @ 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[...]

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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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