Welcome to OAD website!

We, the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens, realizing our value of mutual assistance and co-operation in matters essential to our general welfare and its mission to promote, protect, and preserve the civil rights and advocate to enhance the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

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Tri-County Sign Language Interpreting, Inc.
Serving Statewide

Central Oregon Deaf Resources
Serving Central Oregon

Tilikum Deaf Centers
Human Services
Serving Statewide

Deaf Education Advocates Foundation
Serving Portland Area

Language in Motion
Serving Willamette Valley

Upcoming events

Open Caption Show of Baby Driver Downtown Portland

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Region: Statewide
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Free ASL Class at Portland LDS Church

July 20, 2017 @ 7:15PM
Region: Statewide
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Black Deaf Space with NBDA

July 20, 2017 @ 5:30PM
Region: Statewide
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Press releases

  • November 2015, OAD is pleased to announce that City of Portland, Oregon has mandated all types of businesses to turn on captions and cannot be turned off during the business hours. | Download
  • September 2015, OAD Elects New Board Members | Download
  • February 2015, Oregon Association of the Deaf and Washington State Association of the Deaf to Host Legislative Advocacy Training Provided by National Association of the Deaf | Download
  • September 2014, Oregon-Based Organizations Unite to Address the Inequity in Communication Access for Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inmates | Download