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The Office of Deaf Access (ODA) was created in 1980 to administer the state’s Deaf Access Program (DAP) which ensures that state operated public programs address the communication needs of people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and late-deafened. In keeping with this mission, the ODA has created this directory to provide information and referral resources which serve the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

This directory is intended to be used as a guide for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and late deafened, as well as by parents, advocates, state agencies, educators, service providers or anyone who has an interest in hearing loss. It provides contact information for programs and services within California and the United States. Within the directory, you will find contact information and many website links to various public and private entities.

If you have any comments, additions, omissions, changes or corrections, please notify our office immediately so that we may keep our website updated and current. Any questions or comments should be directed to:

California Department of Social Services
Office of Deaf Access
744 P Street, MS 8-16-91
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-8320 (Voice)
(916) 653-7651 (TTY)
(916) 653-4001 (Fax)
Website: www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG145.htm
E-mail: deaf.access@dss.ca.gov

A complete evaluation of the resources in this directory has not been executed and the inclusion in this directory does not necessarily imply endorsement of the agency or services by the Office of Deaf Access (ODA) or the California Department of Social Services. The exclusion of any agency or organization is not intentional. Any reproduction of this directory will acknowledge ODA as the resource.