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


Deaf Awareness Day @ Knotts Berry Farm 2014

Deaf Awareness Day @ Knotts Berry Farm is back in 2014! The event is … [Click here to Read More...]


Deaf Pizza Night 2014

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


Deaf Genetics Projects

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


ASL Coffee Night – Irvine

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


A Plea to Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

By Jesse Lewis You are the difference. Your deaf child can … [Click here to Read More...]

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


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