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

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2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating Camp

2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating Camp For deaf and hard of … [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

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Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Jul
30
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Aug
6
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
Aug
13
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 13 @ 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[...]
Aug
15
Fri
2014
7:00 pm ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
ASL Coffee Night – Irvine @ Starbucks
Aug 15 @ 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[...]
Aug
18
Mon
2014
9:00 am 2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice S... @ The Rinks Westminster Ice
2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice S... @ The Rinks Westminster Ice
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating Camp @ The Rinks Westminster Ice | Westminster | California | United States
2nd Annual Sertoma Fantasy Ice Skating Camp For deaf and hard of hearing youth Stay cool this summer while having fun learning to skate at Sertoma’s Fantasy Ice Skating Camp. Campers will learn the basics[...]
Aug
20
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 20 @ 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[...]
Aug
21
Thu
2014
6:00 pm Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Deaf Pizza Night @ Shakey's Pizza
Aug 21 @ 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,[...]
Aug
27
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Aug 27 @ 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
3
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Sep 3 @ 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
10
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Sep 10 @ 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
17
Wed
2014
9:00 am Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Deaf Coffee Chat @ OC DEAF
Sep 17 @ 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
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[...]

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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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