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 Coffee Night Irvine 2015

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

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ASL Insurance Workshop

ASL Insurance Workshop Explanation & Review of … [Click here to Read More...]

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Common Sense Parenting Class

Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) is a practical, skill-based program that … [Click here to Read More...]

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Learn ASL Workshop Spring 2015

OC DEAF’s Learn ASL Workshop is open to anyone who wishes to learn … [Click here to Read More...]

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Tax Time Workshop 2015

OC DEAF is hosting the FREE annual tax preparation workshop for … [Click here to Read More...]

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Deaf Pizza Night 2015

We are having our pizza night at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Garden Grove … [Click here to Read More...]

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Deaf Coffee Chat 2015

OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! … [Click here to Read More...]

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Helen Keller National Center and The American Association of the Deaf-Blind Seek Immediate Action to Prevent Service Disruption on November 14th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Deborah Rodriguez Director of … [Click here to Read More...]

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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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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 Genetics Projects

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

 
 

Upcoming Events

Mar
4
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Mar
11
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Mar
18
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Mar
19
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor | Garden Grove | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Pizza Night in 2015 every third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 pm! Please spread the word to your friends, colleagues and family. To download and print the[...]
Mar
25
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Mar
27
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:00 am
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee | Irvine | California | United States
OC DEAF IS HOSTING ASL COFFEE NIGHT IN 2015! NEW DATES! **IRVINE LOCATION** Every fourth Friday of the month. 7:00 PM – Midnight 4545 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 Any questions? Contact OC DEAF front[...]
Apr
1
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
1:00 pm Tax Time Workshop April 1 @ OC DEAF
Tax Time Workshop April 1 @ OC DEAF
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tax Time Workshop April 1 @ OC DEAF  | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting its FREE annual tax preparation workshop for consumers. Reserve your spot ASAP since it fills up quickly.
Apr
8
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Apr
15
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Apr
16
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor | Garden Grove | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Pizza Night in 2015 every third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 pm! Please spread the word to your friends, colleagues and family. To download and print the[...]
Apr
22
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
Apr
24
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee | Irvine | California | United States
OC DEAF IS HOSTING ASL COFFEE NIGHT IN 2015! NEW DATES! **IRVINE LOCATION** Every fourth Friday of the month. 7:00 PM – Midnight 4545 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 Any questions? Contact OC DEAF front[...]
Apr
29
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
May
6
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
May
13
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
May
20
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]
May
21
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor | Garden Grove | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Pizza Night in 2015 every third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 pm! Please spread the word to your friends, colleagues and family. To download and print the[...]
May
22
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – May 23 @ 12:00 am
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee | Irvine | California | United States
OC DEAF IS HOSTING ASL COFFEE NIGHT IN 2015! NEW DATES! **IRVINE LOCATION** Every fourth Friday of the month. 7:00 PM – Midnight 4545 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612 Any questions? Contact OC DEAF front[...]
May
27
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF | Cypress | California | United States
OC DEAF is hosting Deaf Coffee Chat every Wednesday in 2015! Anyone who uses sign language and are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re welcome to join us! ASL students with 2 semesters or more[...]

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Contact Us

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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