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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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...]

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Medi-Cal and Medicare Workshop

OC DEAF is hosting Medi-Cal & Medicare Workshop on May 14, 2015 at 6 … [Click here to Read More...]

 
 

Upcoming Events

May
25
Mon
2015
all-day OC DEAF Closure – Memorial Day
OC DEAF Closure – Memorial Day
May 25 all-day
OC DEAF Closure - Memorial Day
OC DEAF office is closed in observance of Memorial Day.
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[...]
May
29
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night @ Starbucks
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ASL Coffee Night @ Starbucks  | 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[...]
Jun
3
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
Jun
10
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Jun
14
Sun
2015
9:00 am 13th Annual GLAD Benefit @House ... @ House of Blues
13th Annual GLAD Benefit @House ... @ House of Blues
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
13th Annual GLAD Benefit @House of Blues @ House of Blues | West Hollywood | California | United States
13th Annual GLAD Benefit @House of Blues Sunday, June 14, 2015 9:00 am – Noon Celebrate with GLAD Join GLAD at our 13th Annual Benefit at the world-famous House of Blues! Enjoy a beautiful Sunday[...]
Jun
17
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
Jun
18
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Jun
24
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
Jun
26
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Jul
1
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 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[...]
Jul
8
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 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[...]
Jul
15
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 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[...]
Jul
16
Thu
2015
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Deaf Pizza Night 2015 @ Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Jul 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[...]
Jul
22
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 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[...]
Jul
24
Fri
2015
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
ASL Coffee Night 2015 @ Starbucks Coffee
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 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[...]
Jul
29
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 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[...]
Aug
5
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 5 @ 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[...]
Aug
12
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2015
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 19 @ 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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