The vision of Deaf Focus is a world where people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind have equal, immediate and universal access to community services, events, resources and beyond.
What We Do
The staff at DFS work to support Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients who need assistance in overcoming communication barriers and accessing community resources. Deaf Focus staff work with clients through our intake process to determine their individual needs and goals.
Several times throughout the year we participate in special events like Kidz Kamp and a fun day for Deaf-Blind people. Please register as a volunteer! Your help will be greatly appreciated.
In addition to our many services, we offer connections with the rest of Louisiana’s Deaf services and events, including Deaf-owned businesses and more links for education and outreach.
Deaf Focus works to provide Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind people equal, immediate and universal access to resources, community services, and events. We understand that to be Deaf is to be a part of a vibrant culture and language-rich community that needs to be preserved, shared and appreciated. Our mission is to fill gaps in the community by providing services such as: Community – Advocating and educating the community through resources such as life transition assistance, job training, and career support. Communication– Providing quality sign language interpreting, American Sign Language classes, and communication intervention. Counseling– Offering comprehensive clinical, cultural, and linguistic intervention services to individuals, children, families, and professionals through our licensed therapists.
There are 360 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss. Affecting 5% of the worlds population.
90% of Deaf individuals are born to Hearing parents.
In 2015 there were 138,045 people living in Louisiana that were blind.
70 million people use sign language as their first language.