Capital Area DEAF (Deaf Education & Advocacy Force) purpose is to provide opportunities, resources and services to the Deaf community within the metropolitan Baton Rouge area through several methods including:

  • providing access to sign language interpreters for major life events (i.e., funerals, weddings, religious services) when no other funding source is legally obligated to provide communication access;
  • establishing a physical location as a community center and hub for the Deaf community to be able to access resources, obtain information, attend trainings and workshops and interact with other community members;
  • providing information, referrals, resources and assistance to Deaf community members who have been unable to obtain appropriate communication access within the Baton Rouge area as required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)