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Hearing and Visually Disabled Resources

All California

California Department of Social Services

Provides information about services available to people who are blind or deaf/hearing impaired. Information includes a California Directory of Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

Handbook of Resources and Services for Persons Who Are Visually Impaired

Office of Services to the Blind
744 P Street, M.S. 8-16-94
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: (916) 657-3327
Fax: (916) 653-4001
Email: BlindAccess@dss.ca.gov

Directory of Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Office of Deaf Access
744 P Street, M.S. 8-16-91
Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: (916) 653-8320
TTY: (916) 653-7651
Fax: (916) 653-4001
Email: deaf.access@dss.ca.gov

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) 

A non-profit law firm dedicated to securing the civil rights to people with disabilities. Its mission is to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide. DRA is run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

2001 Center Street, 4th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704-1204
Voice: (510) 665-8644
Fax: (510) 665-8511
TTY: (510) 665-8716
Email: general@dralegal.org

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

A registry of interpreters for the deaf that provides sign language interpretation by both deaf and hearing interpreters.

Northern California

Community Interpreters

Sign Language Interpreting and Education which serves the area from Monterey to the Oregon border. Arranges interpreters for deaf individuals who use American Sign Language and offers 24-hour emergency interpreting.

Voice: (334) 219-3245
Fax: (334) 218-2234
Videophone: (334) 217-4567
Email: info@cqterps.com

Sacramento Valley Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SaVRID)

P.O. Box 255084
Sacramento, CA 95865-5084
Email: contactus@SaVRID.org

Southern California

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD)

The mission of GLAD is to ensure the access of the deaf and hard of hearing community to the same opportunities afforded their hearing counterparts. GLAD's general purpose is the promotion of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational welfare of its deaf and hard of hearing constituents.

GLAD's specific and primary focus 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.

2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Voice: (323) 478-8000
TTY: (323) 550-4226
Videophone: (323) 892-2225
Fax: (323) 550-4205
Email: info@gladinc.org 

Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID)

2648 E Workman Ave. #3001-290
West Covina, CA 91791
Voice: (323) 379-4541
E-mail: president@scrid.org