What is D.E.A.F. Inc.?

The Deaf Equal Access Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization designed to give back to the Deaf community.

Donations made to this organization will be used to provide sign language interpreting services at no charge for the deaf community in a variety of settings such as funerals, family reunions, banquets....etc.

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Donna Flanders

Secretary

Donna Flanders, CI & CT, was raised and trained as an Interpreter in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated with an Associates degree in Interpretation for the Deaf in 1991 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Upon graduation, she relocated to Atlanta, where she accepted her first full-time interpreting position at Clarkston High School. After 7 years in the school system, Donna became a freelance Interpreter. Today, she owns a successful independent contracting business called FingersCrossed, Inc. and strives to include 15 hours of pro bono interpreting per quarter. She has also presented over twenty workshops on various topics including religious interpreting, interpreting for live concerts, performance interpreting and the business side of interpreting. During her years in Georgia, Donna has served on various committees, working to make Georgia a progressive state in the field of accessibility services. Currently, she is a part of the Stagehands Advisory Committee, a part VSA arts of Georgia, which strives to make theatrical performances accessible and enjoyable for the Deaf community. She is also in her 7th year on the Atlanta Pride Committee as Co-Chair of Accessibility Services. Donna looks forward to discussing creative ways to provide interpreting services to the entire community and sends her thanks to all the members of the Board for this invitation.

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