Helping Deaf alcoholics access A.A.’s program of recovery
Who We Are
Established in 2001, the Portland Deaf Access Committee (PDAC) is a group of AA members who work together to help make AA in the Portland Metro Area accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing alcoholics.
We follow AA’s 12 Traditions and are not affiliated with any other organization. Our primary purpose is to support AA groups and members in carrying the message to Deaf and Hard of Hearing alcoholics. Our work is in keeping with the guidelines from the General Service Office (GSO).
- PDAC Overview & Purpose (PDF)
- PDAC Guidelines (PDF)
- GSO Support (PDF)
- A.A. Guidelines on Sharing the A.A. Message with the Alcoholic Who Is Deaf (PDF)
- Serving All Alcoholics – Making the A.A. Message Accessible (PDF)
Your support is wanted and welcome. You do not need to know sign language to get involved.
This free app is supported by A.A. General Service Office and helps people find A.A. meetings and resources near them. A.A. service entities provide the meeting data for the app.
Listings in the app can be easily filtered to show only ASL and/or Online meetings.
Meeting Guide is available for iOS and Android smartphones. Click the icon or title for more information and download links.
- Visually identifiable images of people are professional ASL interpreters.
- Portland Deaf Access Committee is solely responsible for all site content; this site is not reviewed or approved by A.A. World Services, Inc. or by Oregon Area 58.
- All site content is © 2022, Portland Deaf Access Committee unless otherwise credited. Content from A.A. World Services, Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. is used by permission.