ALDA San Jose Facebook group – learn about events, meetings and other information posted by members

The San Jose group twitter feed: @ALDA_SanJose – For announcements and links to news relevant to people with hearing loss.

The national ALDA website  –  For information about  the national organization. There is a significant amount of information for the deaf and hard of hearing including how to join and start receiving the newsletter and get discounts to the national convention ALDAcon.  ALDA can also be followed on it’s twitter feed: @ALDA_INC.

The Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency – DCARA –  is an organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for Deaf and hard of hearing people. If you need support dealing with your hearing loss this is a great place to start.

DCARA’s calendar  includes information about classes and other events for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

If you are interested in learning more about hearing dogs check out the websites for Hearing Dog Program (SF) or Canine Companions for Independence.

National Open Caption Network works to get movie theaters to show open captioned movies. You can join their Facebook group page for information about showings all over the Bay Area

Closed captioned movies are available at all major chains at almost every movie showing through Captiview devices. You should consult your local theater’s listing for times and if in doubt contact them to ask.

Captioned telephones are available at no cost for people with hearing loss and you can find out more information on the CaptionCall website.

If you are interested in practicing and learning Sign Language (ASL) there are numerous meetups around the Bay Area where you can practice for free. One of the bigger ones is the San Francisco ASL group  They tend to get a good crowd and all levels of ASL fluency attend them.