On this page are resources of particular interest to people with
hearing loss in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to be added to an email list that notifies you of
special events in the San Francisco Bay Area which are accessible or otherwise of interest to people with hearing loss. If you are interested primarily in events for Deaf people, consider joining the Deaf California list; send a blank email to DeafCaliforniaemail@example.com.
Another method of receiving notifications is to contact
at http://www.tripod.org. Let
the contact person know the geographical area you're interested in with respect to open-captioned showings.
To be on the safe side, do try to doublecheck the status of
movies before you leave to see them. There's always the chance that something unexpected has happened.
Here's a calendar which shows regul
scheduled monthly events in the Bay Area. Check the web sites of
agencies below for events publicized on their own pages.
Organizations for People with Hearing Loss
DCARA (Deaf Counseling, Advocacy
and Referral Agency) DCARA receives state funding to provide
deaf and hard of hearing people and has several offices around the Bay
Area. Contact DCARA for more information about deaf culture, sign
language interpreters, real-time captioners, ASL classes, etc. Unlike ALDA and SHHH, which are self-help organizations with volunteers but no offices, DCARA has paid staff in a variety of positions.
ALDA East Bay
East Bay chapter of ALDA. Provides information about meetings and social
Regular meetings are on the fourth Saturdays of the month except
fourth weekend is a holiday weekend or during July and August. (Social
events continue during the summer.)
Northern California Various groups and chapters meet once a month.
Use this link to find a chapter or group near you: Diablo Valley, East
Bay, North Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, San Jose, Tri-Valley.
Counseling Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
traffic in Bay Area: TTY number is 817-1718 from most Bay Area
voice number is 817-1717.
JustGo Helpful for
finding foreign films (subtitled) or theaters with assistive listening
Click on Movies, then Search. Search for Foreign Films and then select
your geographical area. Clicking on the link for the theater should
show whether the film is subtitled, open-captioned or whether the theater provides
listening devices (look under Attributes). This site also
information about traffic
updates, restaurants, events and other local information. (Since
hard for us to hear traffic updates on the radio, consider checking on
the traffic update link above before you take a drive.)
Another good site showing traffic information. Also provides a
of subscribing to traffic updates by email during commute hours.
AtHand Pacific Bell's list
resources for California geographical areas, including San